Early monitoring, appropriate interventions mean student success
Outcomes of the ACT research continue to show the importance of early monitoring of student achievement, systematic guidance, feedback and appropriate interventions. In the recent research report Staying on Target (ACT 2012), it states students who are monitored early are more likely to meet three or all four of the ACT College Readiness Benchmarks than students who are not monitored early, regardless of gender, race or annual family income.
The research report suggests that being on target for college and career readiness by eighth grade puts students on a trajectory for success in high school and beyond.
“The 2012 ACT Condition Report is a reminder as to why we’re making sweeping changes in state standards, among other reforms, and that we need to move even more swiftly,” said Council of Chief State School Officers Executive Director Gene Wilhoit in a recent press release.
The full national report and each state ACT report can be viewed and downloaded for free on ACT’s website at the following URL: www.act.org/