Decoding the ACT

Decoding the ACT

Every school needs at least one ACT expert. At your school, every teacher can be.

Decoding the ACT is the ultimate one-day professional development course for boosting ACT scores.

In these workshops participants learn: 

  • Ten ways to seamlessly incorporate ACT prep into lessons.
  • Five ACT prep pitfalls to avoid at all costs.
  • The key reasons students struggle on the ACT and how to fix them.
  • The secrets of how the ACT is scored.

How It Works:

We know how to boost scores school-wide.

In this one-day course, teachers will learn everything they need to understand what the ACT measures and how it is scored.

The Decoding the ACT guide provides teachers with strategies for incorporating test-taking skills into their everyday core curriculum and motivating students to succeed on the ACT and in academics in general. Using our 3 pillars of mastery, teachers are equipped to prepare every student to achieve a college-ready score on the ACT.

The 3 Pillars of Mastery

What's Included:

  • Decoding the ACT workbook for each attendee
  • Access to printables and tools for each participant
  • Subject-specific agendas for ELA, math, and science teachers
  • Half-day and full-day sessions available for each subject
  • Engaging, expert on-site or virtual facilitator
  • Online training also available

Take a sneak peak inside the workbook today!

Empower your teachers to increase ACT scores with virtual professional development

Decoding the ACT Virtual Professional Development

Summertime is normally when teachers are getting together at high school campuses to better prepare them for the upcoming school year. The 20/21 is not going to be a normal school year, but don’t let this challenge stop you from finding ways to better equip your teachers with necessary skills to help their students. 

Our team of facilitators can replicate that in-person PD experience with our virtual classrooms so that your educators can become ACT experts from wherever they are. 

  • Virtual classroom environment for your teachers to learn the three pillars of college readiness success for their students: Time Mastery, Test Mastery and Content Mastery
  • Decoding the ACT workbook for each attendee shipped directly to their homes or a central location
  • Teachers will learn the test-taking skills and strategies their students need to succeed as well as how to present them to students
  • Access to printables and tools for each participant
  • Subject-specific agendas for ELA, math, and science teachers
  • Half-day and full-day virtual sessions available for each subject
  • Online self-paced training is also available as an alternative to a live environment

Delivery Timeline:

June-August, January, professional development days throughout the year

Decoding the ACT Success:


Demopolis High School, Alabama
Students Scoring "Ready" on the ACT

Decoding the ACT Success: Demopolis High School, Alabama

Demopolis High School serves 722 students. 60% come from economically disadvantaged backgrounds, and 51% belong to a racial minority. 

Demopolis launched its ACT score improvement initiative with an onsite Decoding the ACT professional development program, and the results were immediate. In 2017, 15.1% of sophomores scored on track for readiness on the ACT Aspire test in math and 12.43% in science. In 2018, after the PD, readiness for those same students improved to over 40% in math and 25.7% in science.


All twenty-four attendees at Demopolis High School rated the session a perfect five out of five!

“Excellent workshop and the presenter was wonderful.”

“Great presenter! Very informative and engaging! Loved it!”

“Great job by presenter. It’s a hard job. She makes it look easy.”

Here’s what educators have to say about Decoding the ACT:

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