Research & Reports


Research Presentations





Here is a list of research and reports that provide further evidence about the importance of a postsecondary education completion.

  • ACT’s The Condition of College and Career Readiness 2019; The Condition report examines the college and career readiness of the 2019 ACT-tested graduating class.
    Highlights From the 2019 Report:
    • Nearly 1.8 million graduates, 52 percent of the 2019 national graduating class, took the ACT test
    • 32 states incorporate ACT college and career readiness solutions as part of their statewide assessment systems, providing greater access to higher education and increasing the likelihood of student success in postsecondary education
    • 43% of test takers took the ACT multiple times, and most repeat test takers increased their ACT Composite score by at least 1 point (on a 36-point scale)
    • 487,749 low-income students were given the opportunity to take the ACT for free with a fee waiver
    • 72% of these students took advantage of their fee waiver in pursuit of their postsecondary goals