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Act postsecondary

ACT - Postsecondary

Steve Kappler, AVP Market Strategy

ACT, Inc.

March 26, 2012


Act s in postsecondary

ACT’s in Postsecondary

  • Work to improve student readiness and success

  • Educational Research

  • Training & Professional Development

  • Already discussed:

    • ENGAGE

    • Review and retool of current solutions

      • COMPASS

      • CAAP

      • EMS


Act s foundational beliefs

ACT’s Foundational Beliefs'

Raise standards to reflect college readiness

Build a college going culture

Implement a solid rigor infused core curriculum

Start monitoring levels of student achievement earlier & intervene more often

Understand all of the dimensions of readiness

Put a successful framework in place within your schools & districts

Using ACT data to help students succeed in Postsecondary (college or career)


Act postsecondary

Post Secondary Going Rates

2007

National 55.7%

43.4%

49.6%

57.8%

67.6%

65.3%

43.4%

45.5%

58.5%

55.4%

47.4%

68.8%

67.9%

63.4%

58.8%

59.0%

55.6%

61.5%

58.9%

61.1%

59.7%

52.8%

+55.1

62.8%

59.1%

43.7%

55.2%

54.4%

57.8%

53.3%

61.2%

43.7%

57.6%

+9

52.8%

57.4%

64.3%

62.0%

47.7%

52.9%

55.9%

67.0%

61.3%

59.9%

64.0%

60.6%

Over 55.7%

Under 55.7%

51.9%

54.5%

51.6%

53.5%

44.9%

Sources:Chronicle of Higher Education Almanac 2006-07, NCES


Real impact in the us

Real Impact in the US

For example:

3,225,017 students – at what going rate?

50% = 1,612,509

54% = 1,741,509

55.7% = 1,796,334

57% = 1,838,260

60% = 1,935,010

65% = 2,096,961


Value of college and career readiness

Value of College and Career Readiness

Students who are college/career ready when they leave high school have significantly higher likelihood of:

  • Enrolling in a postsecondary program,

  • Enrolling in credit bearing courses without the need for remediation,

  • Succeeding in entry level postsecondary course work,

  • Persisting in their postsecondary education,

  • Completing a postsecondary degree or training program

  • Entering the job market with significantly higher lifetime earning potential.


Research national data reports

Research – National Data Reports

  • The Condition of College & Career Readiness

    • August

  • The Reality of College & Career Readiness

    • April/May

  • Enrollment Management Trends Report

    • July

  • Entering Student Descriptive Report

    • February 2013


Condition of college career readiness

Condition of College & Career Readiness


The reality of college readiness

The Reality of College Readiness

2009 Grad Class: 45,212 students or 68% of graduating class

SAMPLE STATE DATA


Enrollment management trends report

Enrollment Management Trends Report

  • Key trend areas include:

    • ACT Participation

    • Student migration

    • Time of test

    • Score sending

    • College choice set

    • Fit and interest

      https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AlcCtxXfokn2dFVYWFJCQ2VMSE52Vjc2RVZKaXdzU3c#gid=1


Entering student descriptive report

Entering Student Descriptive Report

  • National report based on COMPASS data

  • Aiming for February, 2013


Enrollment planners conference

Enrollment Planners Conference

  • July 12-14 in Chicago

  • Keynotes:

    • Teens 2012: Truth, Trends, and Myths

      • Kristen Purcell, Ph.D., director of research for the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project

    • Topic TBD (Educational/Inspirational)

      • Elson Floyd, President Washington State University


New book

New Book

Increasing Persistence

Research Based Evidence on College Success

By

Dr. Wes Habley

For sale now on Amazon- publication date in July


Research issues information

Research – Issues & Information

  • Key Issues:

    • ACT as a predictor of PS success

    • Remedial effectiveness

  • Issue Briefs

    • Secondary

    • Enrollment Management

  • Policy research

    • What learning outcomes (knowledge, skills, credentials, etc.) are most closely associated with post graduate work?


Research market trends

Research – Market Trends

  • Accountability in Higher Education

    • NGA Report in July 2011

    • Tennessee (and others) funding

  • Alignments

    • From K-12 to PS

    • From PS to Workfroce

      ACT will bring our data, research, and information to key PS issues


Our postsecondary commitment

Our Postsecondary Commitment

Steve Kappler, AVP Market Strategy

ACT, Inc.

North Carolina ACT Postsecondary Summit

February 23, 2012


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