ACT Essentials Online

ACT Essentials Online

Students can boost their ACT scores by 2-4 points in as little as four weeks with our ACT Essentials Online test prep program. 

  • Valuable ACT specific test-taking strategies
  • Per student or sitewide licenses
  • Year-long access
  • 600+ authentic practice problems

What's Included:

Time Management Strategies:

Students who complete this course learn to better manage their time on the ACT. In ACT Essentials, we teach students the techniques they need to know to beat the clock.

Structure of the ACT:

ACT Essentials helps students crack the code on the structure of the ACT. Students learn how the test is set up, what kinds of questions it asks, and how to follow the test directions (as well as when it's best not to).

ACT-Specific Test-Taking Strategies:

Some ACT test items can be tricky, but in ACT Essentials we show students how to use that fact to their advantage. Students learn powerful strategies that can double the effectiveness of their guesses and give them an edge on test day.

Lots of Authentic Practice Problems:

Just because a student understands a grammar or math concept doesn't mean that he or she is prepared for how it will be asked about on the ACT. ACT Essentials practice questions exactly match the format and rigor of real ACT test questions, and each topic includes five times more practice questions than traditional test prep books.

Subject-Specific Tips and Strategies:

ACT Essentials helps students make substantial gains in each subject area. For Example: 
• How to ignore distractors in English and reading
• How to avoid becoming confused by technical jargon and equations in the science section
• Which math formulas students need to know

Online Learning

How It Works:

Our course is powered by Acrobatiq, the result of Carnegie Mellon’s Open Learning Initiative, which means that your students experience a course that incorporates the latest research development in online learning. 

Learn by Doing

Our course isn’t a wall of text or a river of passive video streams. Students  actually take action and complete activities to move through to course completion. As a result, they stay engaged and learn more. 

Hinting System

Students disengage when a question is too difficult. Our hinting system gently prompts them in the right direction, like a tutor over their shoulder, to keep them on track.

Learning Estimates

Every task and piece of content in our course is tied to ACT College Readiness Standards, and each time students interact with the content, the software updates its learning estimate to provide deep insights into student performance across every college readiness standard.  

Adaptive Practice

Not every student needs the same amount of practice. Students who did well in the lesson move straight to the harder questions, while students who struggles are given more runway.  

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