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Reflecting on a Year Behind Us, and Looking Ahead

  By: Janet Godwin, CEO, ACT At the beginning of the year, I declared ACT’s commitments for 2021 . Today, as we publish our 2021 Year in Rev...

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President Biden and US Senate Proclaim November as National College Application Month

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Nov. 30, 2021 — President Joe Biden and the U.S. Senate have each declared November as National College Application Month...

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ACT Statement on Passage of Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

On Monday, President Biden signed into law a historic, bipartisan infrastructure bill signaling the potential for an economic revitalization...

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Teaching in 2021

  By: Lauren Moore, Master Teacher, West Goshen Elementary School Do you ever open an email or glance at that to-do list and close it again ...

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Social and Emotional Learning as Important as Academics for Student Success, New Survey of School Counselors Shows

  Ninety-seven percent of school district directors reported that SE skills were as important or more important than developing academic kno...

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ACT’s Center for Equity in Learning Releases “Championing Latino Success: When Latino Students Succeed, We All Succeed”

  IOWA CITY, Iowa — ACT’s Center for Equity in Learning is proud to work alongside Latino education advocacy organizations and the student ...

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Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic, National Average Composite ACT Score is Down

One-quarter of the 2021 graduating class met all four ACT College Readiness benchmarks; significant learning opportunities remain IOWA CITY,...

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Supporting Latinx Students and Families Through SEL

By Dr. Alex Casillas, principal research scientist; Dr. Dana Murano, research scientist II; and Dr. Nola Daley, research scientist, ACT Soci...

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ACT Names Mehul Doshi as Chief Product and Technology Officer

  Doshi will lead development of new technologies that support education and workplace success IOWA CITY, Iowa—ACT, the nonprofit learning o...

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ACT, Opportunity Insights Release Research on Using Legacy-Like Preferences to Increase Intergenerational Mobility

  Policy Recommendations Suggest How Colleges, Educators, Policymakers Can Increase Earnings for Students from Low-Income Families IOWA CITY...

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#WhyApply Day 2021 on Sept. 17 Aims to Help Students Overcome College Application Hurdles Made More Challenging During Pandemic

  Half-a-million students expected to participate in American College Application Campaign that asks them to imagine ‘What If?’ IOWA CITY, I...

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Testing Supports for English Learners Taking the ACT: Improving Access and Performance

  By Joann Moore, Senior Research Scientist I n September 2017, ACT began offering testing supports (accommodations) to English learners (E...

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