The Content Analysis Report provides a comprehensive evaluation of student's strength and weakness in each of the four subtests. For example, the ACT® evaluates student's in over 600 college readiness concepts across English, Mathematics, Reading and Science, so to make the process more effective we have broken down the ACT® into skill areas that are core to the test.
The report identifies skill areas of weakness that the student needs to work on and the impact it will have on the composite score. To recommend areas of improvement, we use simple Pareto charts. This identifies the skill areas that students and educators need to focus their efforts. The grade level report provides recommendation for the entire group of students so it is easy to implement improvement programs in a school setting.
Address the following questions
- How can individual students improve their scores by 20%?
- How can entire groups of students improve their scores?
- How can administrators and teachers structure an improvement program?
How can you get started?
- Administer a retired ACT® test
- Receive the reports package that identifies focus areas
- Structure an improvement program based on the recommendations
What one student had to say:
I always knew math was my sweet spot, but I never could figure out how to prepare for the other sections. Thanks to the assessment here, I focused on the right areas to prepare and saw a 2-point increase. - Grade 11 student in TN
Typical implementation timeline
The end to end process takes about 12 weeks including the improvement program that schools strcuture or students follow using the online content platform. A typical timeline is listed below with suggested activity by week.
- Week 1: Planning for the day when students would take the retired ACT® test and getting the materials required for the test in place.
- Week 2: Administering the retired ACT® and shipping the answersheets to be analyzed.
- Week 3: Waiting for the analysis to be completed and online content to be setup.
- Week 4: Reviewing the reports and planning the in school improvement program.
- Week 5 - 12: Running the improvement program. This involves 2 week of focused instruction for the four test areas of the ACT® and cover the top three skill areas identified for each test by the analysis.
We will work with your to design an implementation plan that will work in your school. We also have a repository of best practices that you can leverage. Please contact us for case studies.
preACT® Content Analysis
The preACT® score is a good predictor for ACT® score. The preACT tests about 400+ college readiness concepts which are a subset of the 600+ college readiness concepts tested on the ACT.
Our offering focuses on providing students with a content analysis report that identifies areas of improvement to be incorporated into the curriculum so students can begin the college and career readiness journey.
The steps and timeline for implementing a preACT improvement program are similar to those listed for the ACT®
How to read the Pareto chart?
- The Pareto chart provides information on the areas where you have opportunity for growth
- The horizontal axis lists content areas in the assessment
- The vertical axis notes the percentage improvement you can make. The highest bar is listed first and this denotes the area where you have the greatest room for growth
- You should start with improving the area listed on the left and move from left to right to maximize improvement