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ERIC Number: ED560227
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-May
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
Building the Talent Pipeline: Policy Recommendations for "The Condition of STEM 2013." BHEF/ACT Policy Brief
ACT, Inc.
ACT has been a leader in measuring college and career readiness trends for decades. Each August, ACT releases "The Condition of College & Career Readiness" (, our annual report on the progress of the ACT-tested graduating class relative to college readiness. Nationally, 54.3% of the 2013 graduating class took the ACT® college readiness assessment. The continued increase of test takers enhances the breadth and depth of the data pool, providing a comprehensive picture of the current college readiness levels of the graduating class as well as offering a glimpse of the emerging national educational pipeline. It also allows us to review various aspects of the ACT-tested 2013 graduating class. In February 2014, ACT released "The Condition of STEM 2013" (, a report series that reviews the graduating class in the context of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics)-related fields. This report, "Building the Talent Pipeline: Policy Recommendations for The Condition of STEM 2013," is a collaboration between ACT and the Business-Higher Education Forum (BHEF). The report was created to offer recommendations relative to the results of "The Condition of STEM 2013." The recommendations fall into three key markets: higher education, business, and government. We hope this report starts discussions and creates actionable steps to improve achievement levels in STEM-related fields. As a nation, we need to improve the STEM education pipeline, moving more individuals into the STEM jobs that will drive our economy in the future. [For "The Condition of STEM 2013," see ED546778.]
ACT, Inc. 500 ACT Drive, P.O. Box 168, Iowa City, IA 52243-0168. Tel: 319-337-1270; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: ACT, Inc.; Business-Higher Education Forum