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ERIC Number: ED546622
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 24
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
2013 College Choice Report--Part 1: Preferences and Prospects
ACT, Inc.
This "College Choice Report" is part of a report series that focuses on the ACT-tested high school graduating class of 2013. The focus of this year's "College Choice Report" is students' selection of a college major or program of study among the ACT-tested high school graduating class of 2013. This year's report is provided in two parts: (1) College Choice Report--Part 1: Preferences and Prospects; and (2) College Choice Report--Part 2: Enrollment Patterns. This report, which is Part 1, covers such topics as students' choice of planned major, certainty of planned major choice, request for assistance with educational and occupational plans, Interest-Major Fit, best-fitting major, and selection of major as the most important factor in choosing a college. To serve as context for this report, Part 1 also includes information about test taking among the graduating class of 2013 and information about the use of major or occupation as a search criterion when students are selected through ACT's Educational Opportunity Service (EOS). Key findings for Part 1 and a set of recommendations are located on pages 20-21. An appendix with a full listing of planned college majors grouped into the 18 college major areas as collected on the registration form for the ACT® college readiness assessment appears on page 22. [For "2013 College Choice Report--Part 2: Enrollment Patterns," see ED546625.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: ACT, Inc.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: ACT Assessment