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ACT Goes Digital?

On May 30, the ACT published a blog post titled The ACT is Evolving, in which they announced that they are “taking steps to offer the ACT test online for test takers on national test dates.” Their choice of the word “evolving” is apt—evolution is a slow process, and when

SAT vs ACT

As summer comes to a close and the collegiate admission process beckons, many parents and students must make the important decision whether to use the next few months to prepare for the SAT, the ACT or to simultaneously prepare for both tests. Extremely familiar with the SAT, the majority of

ACT launches ACT Academy, a Free Online Platform to Help Students Prepare for the ACT

On March 22, ACT launched its new online platform, ACT Academy. ACT has advertised this new program as a way to give each student an individualized learning plan, tailored to that individual’s academic needs. Though the design and formatting result in a product that at times feels clumsy, ACT’s foray

Fine Tuning the ACT

Hot on the heels of the College Board’s announcement in March of a “redesigned” test, the ACT has responded with changes of its own, yet of a much subtler nature than its competitor. In a clever act of one-upmanship, the Iowa-based powerhouse used the College Board’s dramatic announcement as an

Removing Unwanted ACT Scores

Many students are surprised to learn that they have the right to remove permanently unwanted ACT scores from their transcripts. From the ACT’s perspective, students own their scores, and may send the scores or delete them as they please, as long as those tests were not used to document participation

ACT Postpones Remote Testing

No at-home testing option for 2020-21 school year. If you’re hoping to take the ACT from the comfort of home this year, you‘ll need to make other plans. Although the ACT’s official website still lists Remote Testing as an option for future test-takers, ACT, Inc announced late last month that

ACT Essay Scoring Inconsistencies

Something is awry with the ACT’s new essay. The first sign came in September - shortly after administering the new essay format for the first time, the ACT, Inc. unexpectedly revised the grading rubric and provide amended sample essays. On the heels of this change, the ACT, Inc. then significantly

ACT scores dip even

Updated: Last week the AJC reported that the State Board of Education voted to use $1.1 million of the $400 million Race to the Top funds to pay for ALL 10th grade PSATs. Updated: Last night I heard from DeKalb county teacher that the Race to the Top funds would

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