July 14, 2012: Kaplan SAT and ACT Prep YouTube Channel

Check out the Kaplan SAT and ACT Prep YouTube Channel, where you can find hundreds of test strategy videos to help you score higher on Test Day. For complete access to these videos and practice questions, visit www.kaptest.com/college.

June 25, 2012: ACT Instructional Workshop Comes to Northwest RESA

The ACT Instructional Support Workshops (ISWs) is being offered at Northwest RESA on August 2, 2012 from 8:30 - 1:00 in coordination with ACT, NC DPI and the State RESAs. This training will be conducted by ACT staff and the target audience includes ELA, Math, Science, and Social Studies teachers, curriculum specialists, and school/district level administrators. The focus of this programs is to provide best practices for the use of data from PLAN and ACT assessments to improve student success through teaching and learning tied to ACT's College and Career Readiness Standards. Topics/activities include:

  • How to optimally use the data from the student and school-based PLAN and ACT reports to improve Classroom Instruction
  • Understanding the structure and content of each assessment in PLAN and the ACT with hands-on activities
  • Review of resources from ACT to use in developing instructional strategies

Click here to visit the Northwest RESA to register.

March 27, 2012: ACT/NC Curriculum Match

North Carolina Match.March 2012.pdf

North Carolina Supp.March 2012[1].pdf

February 17, 2012: ACT FAQs

February 15, 2012: ACT Monthly Newsletter

Monthly Newsletters from ACT that you can download and distribute free! www.act.org/news.use

January 30, 2012: ACT UPDATES

ACT Resources Now Available on the Accountability Services Website

A new section has been added to the Accountability Services website that provides resources to help students and their families prepare for the ACT College Admission Assessment. To view the material, please visithttp://www.ncpublicschools.org/accountability/act/.

January 20, 2012: Practice/sample problems from ACT WorkKeys


...including Applied Mathematics, Reading for Information, and Locating Information.

January 10, 2012: PLAN Diagnostic Assessment Interpreting Data Training Slated for February 15 at Northwest RESA

PLAN Diagnostic Assessment Interpreting Data Training
The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction will host, in collaboration with ACT and the North Carolina Regional Educational Service Alliance (RESA), a series of half-day PLAN Interpreting Data training. This training will provide guidance to district and school staff on how to effectively interpret the PLAN student report in order to communicate to students, teachers, and parents areas for academic improvement and career planning. Time will also be spent reviewing aggregate reports that schools will receive. All information will support the goal of improving student’s college and career-readiness.

Audience: Principals, Assistant Principals, Guidance, Data Coaches, and district Curriculum and Instruction leads
All training sessions will convene from 9 am to 12 pm. (Registration sign-in and a light breakfast will begin at 8:30)
RESA directors will be responsible for disseminating and collecting individual site registration. Contact the RESA director for registration questions.

February 15, 2012 (Region 7:Northwest Region Education Service Alliance)
Holiday Inn, Wilkesboro
1700 Winkler Street
Wilkesboro, NC 28697
Apple Room
Director: Dr. Joseph Sinclair

December 8, 2011

ACT Informational Update December 6

December 4, 2011

ACT Accommodations Webinar Announced

Join NC Department of Public Instruction staff and ACT representatives for a Webinar on ACT Accommodations for Exceptional Children - December 5.

Space is limited.

Reserve your Webinar seat now at:


This webinar will discuss accommodations related to the ACT.

Author: Nancy Carolan

ACT Informational Update

November 21, 2011

ACT - PLAN Frequently Asked Questions

November 18, 2011

ACT and the Common Core State Standards Initiative


ACT Alignment to Common Core PPT


November 18, 2011

TNN Updates from 11/15

November 18, 2011

Link to ACT / PLAN / WorkKeys Webinars