News in Brief
ACT to Feature Indicators For Readiness, Complexity
High school students who take the ACT college-entrance exam will receive more information on their performance, including their career readiness and understanding of complex texts, starting next spring.
ACT Inc. also plans to debut a revised writing test that will provide students with four subscores—ideas and analysis, development and support, organization, and language use—on the optional essay.
A new "progress toward career-readiness indicator" will show students where they need to improve on specific skills sought by employers. A "text-complexity progress indicator" will aim to capture a student's skill in comprehending passages on the ACT reading test, which measures reading comprehension.
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