A Decade of ACT® Data by Race/Ethnicity

Michael Laird & Craig Gehring This report is an analysis of 10 years of data originally collected by ACT®, Inc. and presented in annual National Profile Reports from 2007 to 2016. It covers three primary areas examined by race/ethnicity: 1) cohort size, 2) percent of students meeting college readiness benchmarks, and 3) average ACT score. […]


ACT Forced to Cancel Student Scores After Essay Topic is Leaked

In the last week, ACT officials notified students in Asia that their scores on the ACT essay exam were being canceled after the essay topic was leaked just before the test. This comes just a few months after ACT, Inc. was forced to cancel the ACT exam for all takers in South Korea and Hong Kong, […]


What 36 Students Say About How They Scored Perfect 36 on the ACT

When students hear about another student who has made a 36 on the ACT, the first question is always this: “How did they do that?” It’s a great question, but one that doesn’t have an easy answer. Getting a 36 (or perfect score) on the ACT is no small feat. Of the 1.9 million students […]


Russellville City Schools improves composite ACT scores, preps with MasteryPrep

The recently released District ACT College Readiness Report shows that Russellville City Schools in northwest Alabama, improved their average composite ACT scores from 17.9 in 2015, to 18.4 in 2016. While RCS Superintendent Heath Grimes is pleased with the results of the report, he knows that the district has some challenges ahead to reach state […]


Featured Educator: Tammy Cole DeSoto Parish, LA School District

It wasn’t that long ago students were pretty much on their own if they wanted to prepare for the ACT in DeSoto Parish. Teachers in the district had some basic ACT training materials, a few practice tests to use, but overall most deficiencies were addressed in the classroom during normal class time. It was a […]


5 Reasons why you should attend an ACT MasteryPrep Boot Camp

ACT season is here, and that means students all over the country are beginning to realize that they spent their whole summer vacation on the beach, without studying for the ACT one time. We don’t blame you. Who really wants sand in their textbooks? However, just because you didn’t take some time to study this […]


4 Things you should know before taking the ACT

The key to successfully taking the ACT is proper preparation. There are very few students who can arrive on test day with little to no preparation and get the ACT score they are looking for. The ACT is a marathon of a test, and it takes a great deal of studying and practice to complete […]


10 Bullet-Points You Need to Remember for the ACT English Test

We’ve given you valuable insights about the ACT English test in previous blog posts. But with this post, we wanted to share with you a few of the best tips from MasteryPrep’s ACT Boot Camp. This list will give you some insight into the ACT English test, and if put to use, will help improve […]


Inc 500 is Bittersweet During Historic Flood

To say that this is an exciting time for MasteryPrep would be an understatement. We’ve helped tens of thousands of students make significant gains on the ACT. Consistently and systemically improving college access and scholarship levels for underserved students across a dozen states. The schools and school districts across the country with the highest gains on the […]