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A Study of the Impact of ACT® Tutorials on Student Achievement

October 18, 2018
School Year 2017–2018

The purpose of this study is to examine the impact of Apex Learning ACT® Tutorials on student learning during the 2017-2018 school year. Apex Learning Tutorials significantly improve student achievement on ACT® Tutorials posttests across English, reading, and math.

Results suggest that ACT® Tutorials had a statistically significant impact on Tutorials posttest achievement compared to pretest performance. The findings suggest:
  • Student achievement improved 62% from pretest to posttest following use of ACT® Tutorials combined.
  • The gain from pretest to posttest was equivalent to 32 percentile points for Tutorials combined.
ACT® Tutorials Average Pretest, Posttest, and Gain: Percent Correct Score