Training and resources to deliver exceptional ACT prep services in your school.
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The purpose of ACT® Mastery is to improve student ACT composite scores by helping students to master the skills most likely to be tested. ACT® Mastery provides the training, materials, and support for schools to deliver best-in-class ACT preparation to their students. Using the ACT® Mastery workbooks (including ACT® English Mastery, ACT® Math Mastery, ACT® Reading Mastery, ACT® Science Mastery, and ACT® Writing Mastery), the robust ACT® Mastery Online program, and the comprehensive ACT® Mastery Teacher’s Manual, schools can improve their students’ scores by an average of three points and reach a target population of students scoring below an 18 on the ACT.
Students receive practice and instruction on three real ACT tests, as well as remediation on the content statistically most likely to come up on the test. Students learn six key test-taking techniques and work through the uniquely effective ACT® Mastery workbooks that comprise the most robust in-school ACT prep program currently on the market. By the end of the program, the students will have completed each of the following workbooks: ACT® English Mastery, ACT® Math Mastery, ACT® Reading Mastery, ACT® Science Mastery, and ACT® Writing Mastery. Participants are also taught study skills and active learning techniques.
Approximately 92% of students attending an ACT® Mastery program improve their ACT scores. The ACT® Mastery program averages a three-point composite ACT score gain with its students. This can be compared to the national test prep average of less than one point. Our results are measured using one of the most rigorous methods in the test prep industry. We pre-test and post-test the students with actual ACT tests that have been released by ACT. The program has been proven effective in improving student scores starting from a 12 all the way up to a 27, and is ideal when targeting students who score under an 18.
ACT® Mastery is designed with many implementation modules which allow it to be implemented in any of the following formats: online, one-semester, full-year, school-wide bell-ringer, after-school, and weekend programs. The teacher’s manual, which guides the instructor through the process of teaching the class, can allow for almost any scheduling variation possible. ACT® Mastery provides a two-day professional development program for the school’s teachers, which allows for a full implementation of the program by the school’s own personnel. ACT® Mastery also provides comprehensive data management for practice test scoring and analysis for the entire student body. Every practice question in the ACT® Mastery program comes with answers and full explanations. Each lesson plan is structured and provides instructors with everything they need to start teaching with minimal planning time.
Students will receive three practice tests. These are actual ACT tests that were recently retired and released by ACT. The skills that are tested on these retired tests are the same skills that are tested on the ACT tests currently being used on official test days. Students receive custom instruction and feedback based on the answers they missed. Instructors receive invaluable data on the skills students are deficient in and the material that most needs to be reviewed.
The students learn six important test-taking techniques that can make all the difference on test day and have actually, on their own, improved students’ scores by several points.
Students receive instruction on the skills that are most likely to be on the ACT. The student has probably been exposed to most of this content already but does not know it well enough to be able to answer the corresponding question correctly on the ACT. Students complete assignments from five workbooks, one from each subject area tested on the ACT. This is a robust system that works to help the student master specific skills and improve vocabulary. Every question in the workbooks not only has an answer, but a full explanation as to how to get to the answer. By the end of the course, the student will have answered over a thousand practice questions and learned close to one thousand vocabulary words.
By the end of the program, the students will have completed each of the following workbooks: ACT® English Mastery, ACT® Math Mastery, ACT® Reading Mastery, ACT® Science Mastery, and ACT® Writing Mastery. They will have taken at least three practice tests in the Real ACT Prep Guide, 3rd Edition and studied and received instruction on the questions they missed. They will have read SAT/ACT® Mastery, a test prep book geared towards middle and high school students explaining the key to mastering not only the ACT, but education as well.
Changing Educational Habits
In order to improve on the ACT, not only do the students have to learn the content in the prep course, but they also need to improve their study habits overall. One point made to the students during the program is that every class can be an opportunity to improve their ACT scores, but only if they decide to work towards getting the most out of it.
Teacher Manual & Answer Explanations
A user-friendly teacher manual’s guides the instructor through every step of the process, from day one to the final lessons of the program. No teacher planning time is required. Furthermore, each of the over 1,000 practice questions that appear in the ACT® Mastery program comes not only with answers, but also with full explanations, so teachers are able to adopt and teach the program with minimal prep. Furthermore, additional lessons are provided for teachers with classes that move more quickly than the standard pace, so the instructor doesn’t run into the problem of having to find something to do, with his or her faster classes.