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ERIC Number: ED510534
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 16
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
EPAS: A System that Works
ACT, Inc.
ACT's Educational Planning and Assessment System (EPAS[R]) is designed to guide and support schools, districts, and states in their efforts to improve students' readiness for life after high school. EPAS provides a longitudinal approach to educational and career planning, assessment, instructional support, and evaluation. EPAS components are coordinated in a unified, comprehensive system for measuring and monitoring student achievement over time. EPAS results, which are reported on a single score scale, are designed to inform students, parents, teachers, counselors, administrators, and policymakers about students' strengths and weaknesses. Moreover, this information is provided prior to and during students' high school experience, while there is still time to address these strengths and weaknesses. EPAS consists of EXPLORE[R] (for eighth and ninth graders), PLAN[R] (for tenth and eleventh graders), and the ACT[R] (for eleventh and twelfth graders). Each is designed to help students plan for further education and explore career options based on their own skills, interests, and aspirations. EPAS gives high schools and districts a way to get students engaged in planning their own futures. When students know what colleges expect, in terms they can understand, students can use their own information to help make a smooth transition to postsecondary education or training. (Also includes References/Data Sources.)
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: ACT, Inc.