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ERIC Number: ED558025
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 34
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Building Momentum: The Condition of Progress toward College Readiness. A Profile of 2013 ACT Explore®- and ACT Plan®-Tested Students
ACT, Inc.
Since 1959, ACT has collected and reported data on students' academic readiness for college. As a trusted, nonprofit leader in research on college and career readiness, ACT is committed to continuing efforts to provide data and information to help solve the daunting problems faced by our nation. This report is part of a series of reports that looks at the progress toward college readiness made by middle school students and students at the midpoint of high school who took ACT Explore and ACT Plan. The data in these reports can help inform and guide efforts to improve college and career readiness for the next generation of students. In determining a student's progress toward college readiness, these reports help answer the following questions: (1) What percentage of students meet the ACT Explore and ACT Plan College Readiness Benchmarks in each subject area?; (2) How many students are exposed to ACT Explore and ACT Plan?; (3) How have ACT Explore and ACT Plan scores changed over a five-year period?; and (4) What policies and practices can states and schools implement to improve the college readiness of students? This report contains three parts: (1) The cross-sectional portion of the report presents the results of eighth-grade students who took ACT Explore and tenth-grade students who took ACT Plan during the 2012-13 school year; (2) The longitudinal section of the report presents the results of a cohort of students who graduated from high school in 2013 and took ACT Explore during eighth grade in 2008-09, ACT Plan during tenth grade in 2010-11, and the ACT test during eleventh or twelfth grade in 2011-12 or 2012-13; and (3) Policy and Practice Recommendations for Increasing Readiness recommends policies and practices states and schools can adopt to improve students' college readiness. This report includes notes on ACT College Readiness Benchmarks. [For "Building Momentum: The Condition of Progress toward College Readiness. A Profile of 2012 ACT Explore®- and ACT Plan®-Tested Students" (2014), see ED558027.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; High Schools; Grade 8; Elementary Education; Grade 10
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: ACT, Inc.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: ACT Assessment