Efficacy Study

Impact of ACT® Adaptive Tutorials on Student Achievement

School Year 2016–2017

Tutorials improved student achievement on ACT® Tutorials posttests.

This study examined the impact of Apex Learning ACT® Adaptive Tutorials on student learning during the 2016–2017 school year.

Results of paired-samples t-tests suggest that ACT® Tutorials had a statistically significant impact on Tutorials posttest achievement compared to pretest performance.

The findings suggest:

  • Student achievement improved 48% from pretest to posttest following use of ACT® Tutorials combined (Figure 1).
  • The gain from pretest to posttest was equivalent to 25 percentile points for Tutorials combined (Figure 2).

Figure 1: ACT® Tutorials Average Pretest, Posttest, and Gain: Percent Correct Score

ACT Figure 2 graph