Published: 6/13/2014 8:54 AM


​The ACT program is a comprehensive system for collecting and reporting information about students planning to enter postsecondary education.

​The program consists of four major components:
Tests of Educational Development
The multiple-choice tests cover four skill areas: English, mathematics, reading and science. The tests emphasize reasoning, analysis, problem solving, and the integration of learning from various sources, as well as the application of these proficiencies to the kinds of tasks college students are expected to perform.
Course/Grade Information Section
This component provides 30 self-reported high school grades in English, mathematics, natural sciences, social studies, language, and the arts. The courses include those that customarily form the core of a college preparatory curriculum and are frequently required for admission to college.
Student Profile Section (SPS)
The SPS contains information reported by students, in such categories as educational plans, interests, and needs, financial aid, and demographic background information.
The ACT Interest Inventory
This 72-item survey reports scores that parallel six interest and occupational types, helping students identify majors consistent with their interests.
The ACT assessment is administered each spring to all Kentucky public school grade 11 students.




ACT’s new Learning Management Team is offering Data Interpretation and Instructional Support Workshops across Kentucky. ACT consultants work with educators face-to-face to analyze data and identify implications for curriculum and instruction. The interactive workshop is designed to help educators improve student learning by using ACT solutions to make data-informed decisions.


See the ACT Data Interpretation and Instructional Support pdf for workshop overview and objectives. These workshops are offered at


OVEC - June 16
100 Alpine Drive
Shelbyville, KY

Tina Tipton
502-647-3533, ext. 266



WKEC Conference Center - June 18
435 Outlet Avenue
Eddyville, KY


Carolyn Pennington


SESC - June 19
G.C. Garland Building
710 N. Main Street
London, KY


Johnda Bales

KEDC - June 20
904 Rose Road
Ashland, KY
Donetta Trimble





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Jennifer Stafford
Office of Assessment and Accountability
500 Mero Street, 17th Floor CPT
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-2256
Fax (502) 564-7749