High school accountability and college entrance

Feb 18, 2018

ACT® is one of the leading college entrance exams that is built to determine students' academic readiness for college and career. To increase accountability of students and high school administrators, many states offer juniors and seniors free opportunities to take ACT.

Historically, the ACT and SAT have been used by counseling teams to help students make decision regarding college and degree. These exams are playing an increasing role in additional decision-making. At last count about 12 states required students to take the ACT according to a 2017 Education Week article on state requirements. With the rollout of Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the ACT exam has now been pushed to the forefront even more.

There are options when it comes to preparing for exams like the ACT but developing a school, grade or classroom plan to help teachers and students to succeed can be challenging. There are many free test prep solutions but they are not tailored to fit into school schedules and meet educational outcomes needs of schools.