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ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC)

ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC)

The NCRC is a nationally recognized credential that validates foundational workplace skills by measuring a range of hard and soft skills relevant to any occupation, at any level, and across industries.

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ACT Superscoring

ACT Superscoring

Colleges and universities have different policies for accepting multiple sets of test scores from students. Some prefer the most recent test scores, while others use the highest test results from across all test attempts.

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Egyptian Ministry of Education Accredits ACT for College Admissions

Egyptian Ministry of Education Accredits ACT for College Admissions

The Ministry of Education in Egypt has given its official approval and recognition of the ACT test and the ACT International Subject Tests as acceptable academic measures to be administered and used in the country, as equivalency to the Egyptian National Exam.

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ACT Center for Equity in Learning

ACT Center for Equity in Learning

ACT’s Center for Equity in Learning focuses on closing gaps in equity, opportunity and achievement for underserved populations and working learners. Through purposeful investments, employee engagement, and thoughtful advocacy efforts, the Center supports innovative partnerships, actionable research, initiatives, campaigns, and programs to further ACT’s mission of helping people achieve education and workplace success.

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PreACT

PreACT

Each year nearly 3 million high school juniors and seniors take the ACT to gain insights into their college and career readiness. PreACT, targeted to grade 10, gives students practice with the ACT test and empowers them, their parents, and educators with these valuable insights even sooner.

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ACT Aspire

ACT Aspire

From grades 3 through 10, ACT Aspire offers a unique, connected approach to measuring student progress. The system is anchored by the ACT test for students in grades 11 and 12 and provides empirically based readiness benchmarks at every grade.

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Common Mistakes on the ACT Test

Common Mistakes on the ACT Test

Making mistakes on the ACT is not good. Nothing is more frustrating than knowing you could have correctly solved a problem, but instead made a silly error and lost that opportunity.

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Freshman, Sophomore, Junior and Senior Class

Freshman, Sophomore, Junior and Senior Class

These words are used to describe what year of school someone is in. These terms apply to the four years of a standard high school.

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Difference Between ACT and SAT

Difference Between ACT and SAT

The ACT is a curriculum-based achievement test, measuring what a student has learned in school. It is directly related to what students learn in most of their high school courses. The current SAT is more of an aptitude test, testing reasoning and verbal abilities.

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ACT Test Taking Strategies

ACT Test Taking Strategies

The ACT consists of four multiple-choice tests in English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science, with an optional writing test. Each multiple-choice test contains questions with either four or five answers from which you are to choose the correct, or best, answer. These suggestions apply to the four multiple-choice tests.

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Should You Take ACT Again

Should You Take ACT Again

Many students take ACT test twice, once as a junior and again as a senior. You should definitely consider retesting if you had any problems during testing, such as misunderstanding the directions, or feeling ill.

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ACT Tessera

ACT Tessera

ACT Tessera is a comprehensive assessment system designed to measure six social and emotional skills. The assessment is taken online and helps provide students, parents, teachers, and schools a holistic picture of students’ strengths and weaknesses. Feedback and playbook activities are provided that are designed to help students improve their skills in each of the six areas.

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Honors vs. AP Classes in High School

Honors vs. AP Classes in High School

Honors and AP classes are completely different from one another in many ways. The most significant difference between the two is associated with college credit.

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ACT Test Information Release (TIR)

ACT Test Information Release (TIR)

Can you get a copy of the test questions and answer key? Yes, through Test Information Release (TIR) service, but only if you test at a national test center on selected national test dates in December, April and June.

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