ESSA Level: promising

Preparing Students for the ACT®

April 18, 2019
Small Public School District in Johnsonville, SC

Results of research conducted by Hanover Research suggest that using Apex Learning ACT® Tutorials for test readiness improves achievement on the ACT® English and Mathematics tests.

Hanover Research conducted a correlational study examining the relationship between Apex Learning ACT® Tutorials use and student achievement on the ACT®. Hanover compared the average ACT® achievement of students using Tutorials to students not using Tutorials in 2017, to Tutorials users' Pre-ACT® (PACT) achievement prior to using Tutorials, and to the state average.

The results suggest:

  • Overall, the ACT® scores of juniors improved from before using Tutorials (2017) to after using Tutorials (2018).
  • Tutorials users scored higher on the ACT® by 8% in English, 10% in Math, and 5% in Reading.
Average ACT score by year