For Educators

We provide K-12 educators with information and research that are aligned with the ACT College Readiness Standards™ and ACT College Readiness Benchmarks. ACT solutions and resources form a solid foundation for improvement planning and putting more students on the path to college and career readiness. Educators are encouraged to learn more about our tools and services, and the research that supports them.

The Core Practice™ Framework

Built upon the study of more than 550 schools across 20 states, the Core Practice Framework identifies the core teaching and learning practices that distinguish a higher performing school from its average performing counterparts. We study the practices of those schools and school systems that have more success in preparing their students for college and careers than their peers who serve similar student populations.



Explore our library for further insight into using the Core Practice Framework, assessing school and district practices, and preparing students for college and careers. Files may be downloaded in portable document format (PDF).

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