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ACT Reenters Egyptian Market Following Accreditation by Ministry of Education

All Egyptian universities will accept ACT scores for admissions  IOWA CITY, Iowa—For the next five years, Egypt’s students will be able to s...

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ACT Selects Higher Education Leaders as New Board Members

Renowned experts bring decades of experience in policy, advocacy and in leading social change to improve equity and opportunity for all stud...

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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Spanish-language Resources for Students and Families

  By: Dr. Nancy Lewin, senior director, ACT’s Center for Equity in Learning As we mark Hispanic Heritage Month, it’s important to understand...

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ACT Launches 2022 #WhyApply Campaign to Help Students Overcome College Application Hurdles

Half a million students expected to participate in American College Application Campaign that expands access to college degrees IOWA CITY, I...

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Gen Z Optimistic About Their Futures, New ACT Research Shows

Black students most optimistic about most life outcomes, including having a better life than their parents; family income found to be relat...

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Mode of Learning Linked to Slight COVID-19 Rebound in 2022

  In 2021, ACT research examined the effects of the pandemic on student learning. This year, we revisited the data to see what, if any, gai...

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ACT works alongside NLGA to support STEM Scholarship Program

 By: John Clark, senior director for ACT state government relations ACT has collaborated with the National Lieutenant Governors Association ...

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Pandemic Research Suggests Solutions for Student Mental Health Crisis

By: Isabelle Keever, strategic communications intern When school buildings closed at the height of the pandemic, 55 million students were le...

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Higher Ed Should Implement Increased Support to Combat Class of 2026 Disrupted Learning

By: Lauryn Lovett, strategic communications intern As the incoming college class of 2026 attempts to move beyond the pandemic’s tight and di...

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ACT Researchers Advance Field of Social and Emotional Learning Assessment With New Book

First editor and chapter authors highlight ACT research in one of the first books dedicated to social and emotional learning measurement IOW...

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ICCSD to Acquire ACT Building

Sale of ACT’s Tyler Building will expand school district’s capabilities as part of District’s Facilities Master Plan 2.0 Iowa City, Iowa – J...

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How Partners Add an Extra Element to College Application Campaigns

By: Lisa King, director, American College Application Campaign Helping high school seniors move to the next stage in their lives requires mo...

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Pride Month: Stand Up, Show Up, and Speak Up

As we begin this Pride Month of June, ACT stands alongside our LGBTQI+ team members, family, educators, students, and community to celebrate...

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Escalating Grade Inflation Means Objective Measures Must be Considered in College Applications

By: Edgar Sanchez, lead research scientist, ACT As seniors across the country anticipate the culmination of their high school journeys, they...

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ACT Names Ranjit Sidhu as Chief Strategy Officer

Sidhu will lead development, implementation, and coordination of enterprise organizational strategy IOWA CITY, Iowa — ACT, the nonprofit le...

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‘We are Capable!’ Pioneering Student Shares Perspective on Global Accessibility Awareness Day

By: Katie Featherston, senior director for accessibility Today is Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), which is an annual spotlight o...

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Grade Inflation a Systemic Problem in US High Schools, ACT Report Shows

Grade inflation accelerated in 2020 and 2021 amid COVID-19 pandemic and growth of test-optional admissions policies IOWA CITY, Iowa (May 16...

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Bringing Students Together Creates College Application Success

By: Lisa King, director, American College Application Campaign A key to the success of educators working to increase the number of first-gen...

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ACT Submits Victim Impact Statement as Operation Varsity Blues Winds Down

With Wednesday’s sentencing of Joey Chen in one of the final Operation Varsity Blues cases, and other sentencing decisions pending this sum...

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