ACT, a nonprofit organization, began with a University of Iowa professor’s 1959 assessment of practical knowledge designed “to help students make better decisions for themselves while enabling institutions to improve student success.” Now, in addition to that original“college readiness assessment,” the ACT College and Career Readiness System helps students explore options for their future, identify their strengths, weaknesses & progress towards that future, and determine whether they have the skill levels required for various jobs.
ACT Aspire was administered to all 9th and 10th graders for the first time in the spring of 2016. Aspire is a new product in the ACT line of college and career readiness assessments, which assess students' achievement in English, math, reading, and science.
The ACT Plus Writing is given once a year to all Wyoming students in the 11th grade. It measures students' general learning outcomes in English, math, reading, writing, and science. This assessment is a curriculum- and standards-based educational and career planning tool that assesses students' academic readiness for college.
ACT WorkKeys® is an optional assessment for Wyoming students in grades 11 and 12. WorkKeys measures “real-world” skills that employers believe are critical to job success.
ACT Compass® is a computer-adaptive college placement test that lets educators:
Evaluate incoming students' skill levels in Reading, Writing Skills, Writing Essay, Math, and English as a Second Language
Place students in appropriate courses
Connect students to the resources they need to achieve academic success
The State of Wyoming provides Hathaway Merit and Need-based Scholarships to all eligible Wyoming students attending Wyoming Community Colleges or the University of Wyoming. Contact your school counselor for more information.