ACT Products & Services

Online

Moodle-based

The course, which has over 60 hours of prep, includes:

  • 18 hours of video instruction
  • Additional lesson topics and items for an in-class teacher to cover
  • 11 quizzes
  • 4 full-length practice tests

Students receive a course workbook to follow along with the videos and can complete the quizzes and tests either in their workbooks or in an interactive online environment. Teachers receive a comprehensive teacher’s guide and access to the online content where they can also see students’ grades for any online activities.

  • The Score Booster for the ACT® Test is an interactive database developed to build skills, improve test-taking techniques, and boost test scores.

The Score Booster (up to 12 hours) provides students with two comprehensive tests for a testing experience that reflects the actual test. Included explanations help students identify wrong answer choice patterns and review troublesome question types. Additional skill-building questions in English and Math are sorted by difficulty, allowing students to answer easier questions before moving on to those that are more difficult.

  • AccelePrep for the ACT® Test has been designed for those that want a highly concise and focused prep course.
  • The systematic and fast-track approach allows students to review content while learning all about the “ins and outs” of the ACT® test.

This course allows students to learn how to effectively navigate test content, avoid common errors and distractors, apply powerful test-taking strategies, and experience high-value item types that offer the best return on preparation. Each online lesson is followed by a practice opportunity that provides immediate feedback. Students end the course with a full-length practice test to hone their test-taking abilities and put their new knowledge to practice. Teachers can access the course and see student progress, scores, and even item-level analysis in the practice exercises and tests.

  • 30 hours of rigorous curricula in an interactive and self-guided format
  • Pre- and post-tests and lessons on the ACT®’s test-mechanics

As a supplement to your student program, Cambridge’s eCelePrep for the ACT® Test provides up to 30 hours of rigorous curricula in an interactive and self-guided format.  This online material is supported by all devices, including computers, tablets, and smartphones, and requires no teacher involvement.  Students have materials with them wherever internet access is available and is ideal for students working independently before test day. Students receive pre- and post-tests and lessons on the ACT®’s test-mechanics, tested concepts, and strategies. Students also have access to graded practice quizzes and timed mini-tests.

In addition, our Moodle-based platform allows teachers to monitor when, and how long, a student has logged in, whether from school or home.  The teacher can also see which problems the students answered correctly or incorrectly, allowing for more effective supplementary instruction. In addition, the teacher can create logs/reports based on factors including: the group/individual, the activity (particular unit, workshop, quiz, etc.), and date.

  • Provides teachers with two to five bell-ringers daily
  • PowerPoints will allow for approximately 12 weeks per subject area
  • Subject areas include: English, Math, Reading, and Science
  • These materials are available in print or as an online course (the Essential Skills Lab is the online course).

The course contains core skills review, lessons, and exercises that enable students to review material that they may have forgotten, learn new material that they may not yet have learned, and master the skills required to answer more difficult multiple-choice items on standardized tests.  The course addresses four groups of skills: English and Writing, Reading, Math, and Science, and each group of skills is addressed at three levels: Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced.

Each skill is introduced with a brief lesson and examples. Then the skill is tested through an exercise. Students can read the lesson and examples and then test their understanding with the exercise.  Students can work through the course either by starting at the beginning of a specific group of skills (or a specific level) and work through it to the end, or by focusing on specific skills they need to review the most, as guided by their teachers.

The Essential Skills teacher’s guide allows teachers to spend more practice and time on basic skills review and practice exercises. Built on three score ranges (high-medium-low) of the College Readiness Standards™, teachers will find it easy to differentiate instruction in the classroom based on student needs as they provide the needed practice to fill skill gaps, master tested skills, and increase scores.

Classroom

Textbooks

  • Cambridge’s Victory for the ACT® Test is designed to maximize instructional time by allowing teachers to choose the material most appropriate to the immediate instructional goal.
  • 40 hours of core content review

With over 1,000 reinforcement items, the Victory set gives teachers content and test-strategy items in all subject areas tested on the ACT® test. Teachers cover only those sections most needed by their students as shown on their computer-generated lesson plans.

  • AccelePrep for the ACT® Test has been designed for those that want a highly concise and focused prep course.
  • The systematic and fast-track approach allows students to review content while learning all about the “ins and outs” of the ACT® test.

This book allows students to learn how to effectively navigate test content, avoid common errors and distractors, apply powerful test-taking strategies, and experience high-value item types that offer the best return on preparation.  One full-length practice test is included to allow students to hone their test-taking abilities and put their new knowledge to practice, a key action for preparing for the ACT®.

The teacher’s guide helps teachers to efficiently and effectively teach a concise, accelerated ACT® test prep course.  The book is all inclusive with the student text and highlights AccelePrep exclusive tools such as mastering the AccelePrep method, test specifications and features, effective pacing, strategies, and power tip alerts.  In addition, teacher notes are provided that not only highlight the correct answer but provide explanations as to why incorrect answers are truly incorrect.

  • AccelePrep for the ACT® Test has been designed for those that want a highly concise and focused prep course.
  • The systematic and fast-track approach allows students to review content while learning all about the “ins and outs” of the ACT® test.

This book allows students to learn how to effectively navigate test content, avoid common errors and distractors, apply powerful test-taking strategies, and experience high-value item types that offer the best return on preparation.  One full-length practice test is included to allow students to hone their test-taking abilities and put their new knowledge to practice, a key action for preparing for the ACT®.

The Teacher’s Guide helps teachers to efficiently and effectively teach a concise, accelerated ACT® test prep course.  The book is all inclusive with the student text and highlights AccelePrep exclusive tools such as mastering the AccelePrep method, test specifications and features, effective pacing, strategies, and power tip alerts.  In addition, teacher notes are provided that not only highlight the correct answer but provide explanations as to why incorrect answers are truly incorrect.

The AccelePrep for the ACT® Test Premiere Package includes:

    • AccelePrep for the ACT® Test student text.
    • Pre-test with a real, retired, off-record practice ACT® test or a Cambridge written full-length practice ACT® test. Testing includes a comprehensive group of data reports analyzing your students’ test results.
    • Extensive teacher curriculum covering Reading, Writing, and Math.
    • Access to the online teacher resource center for additional support, practice, and information.
    • Cambridge Navigator packets with complete pre-assessment item explanations.
  • Over 40 hours of core content review
  • Over 1,000 reinforcement items
  • Test-strategy items in all subject areas tested on the ACT® test
  • Explanations to all classroom text exercises, quizzes, and tests
  • Help instructors guide students through well-defined content review
  • Cambridge’s AccelePrep for the ACT® Test has been designed for those that want a highly concise and focused prep course.
  • The systematic and fast-track approach allows students to review content while learning all about the “ins and outs” of the ACT® test.

This book allows students to learn how to effectively navigate test content, avoid common errors and distractors, apply powerful test-taking strategies, and experience high-value item types that offer the best return on preparation.  One full-length practice test is included to allow students to hone their test-taking abilities and put their new knowledge to practice, a key action for preparing for the ACT®.

The teacher’s guide helps teachers to efficiently and effectively teach a concise, accelerated ACT® test prep course.  The book is all inclusive with the student text and highlights AccelePrep exclusive tools such as mastering the AccelePrep method, test specifications and features, effective pacing, strategies, and power tip alerts.  In addition, teacher notes are provided that not only highlight the correct answer but provide explanations as to why incorrect answers are truly incorrect.

The AccelePrep for the ACT® Test Premiere Package includes:

  • AccelePrep for the ACT® Test student text.
  • Pre-test with a real, retired, off-record practice ACT® test or a Cambridge written full-length practice ACT® test.
  • These materials are available in print or as an online course (the Essential Skills Lab is the online course).
  • The course contains core skills review, lessons, and more.

The course contains core skills review, lessons, and exercises that enable students to review material that they may have forgotten, learn new material that they may not yet have learned, and master the skills required to answer more difficult multiple-choice items on standardized tests.  The course addresses four groups of skills: English and Writing, Reading, Math, and Science, and each group of skills is addressed at three levels: Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced.

Each skill is introduced with a brief lesson and examples. Then the skill is tested through an exercise. Students can read the lesson and examples and then test their understanding with the exercise.  Students can work through the course either by starting at the beginning of a specific group of skills (or a specific level) and work through it to the end, or by focusing on specific skills they need to review the most, as guided by their teachers.

The Essential Skills teacher’s guide allows teachers to spend more practice and time on basic skills review and practice exercises. Built on three score ranges (high-medium-low) of the College Readiness Standards™, teachers will find it easy to differentiate instruction in the classroom based on student needs as they provide the needed practice to fill skill gaps, master tested skills, and increase scores.

  • These materials are available in print or as an online course (the Essential Skills Lab is the online course).

The course contains core skills review, lessons, and exercises that enable students to review material that they may have forgotten, learn new material that they may not yet have learned, and master the skills required to answer more difficult multiple-choice items on standardized tests.  The course addresses four groups of skills: English and Writing, Reading, Math, and Science, and each group of skills is addressed at three levels: Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced.

Each skill is introduced with a brief lesson and examples. Then the skill is tested through an exercise. Students can read the lesson and examples and then test their understanding with the exercise.  Students can work through the course either by starting at the beginning of a specific group of skills (or a specific level) and work through it to the end, or by focusing on specific skills they need to review the most, as guided by their teachers.

The Essential Skills teacher’s guide allows teachers to spend more practice and time on basic skills review and practice exercises. Built on three score ranges (high-medium-low) of the College Readiness Standards™, teachers will find it easy to differentiate instruction in the classroom based on student needs as they provide the needed practice to fill skill gaps, master tested skills, and increase scores.

Professional Development & Data

This three-hour workshop for each content area of the test includes:

  • Thorough overview of test mechanics
  • A systematic analysis of each section of the test (Reading, Writing & Language/English, Math, Science)
  • Secrets of the test writers
  • Test structure and format
  • Timing and pacing of each applicable subject test – Reading, Writing and Language/English, Math, and Science
  • Scoring and how every problem matters. Just a few more correct questions can dramatically increase scores
  • Common distractors
  • High-value test-taking strategies for items most frequently encountered on the test
  • How different forms of “data” are integrated throughout the test
  • Frequency with which each item type appears
  • How to address multiple choice and/or student-produced response questions
  • Analysis of the Essay, including the passage, prompt, and expectations
  • Cambridge’s Test DeMystifier Professional Development gives teachers a thorough understanding of the ACT® test. 
  • Teachers learn about test mechanics including the test structure and format.

Timing of each subject test – English, Math, Reading, and Science; tested content and skills within each subject and in what proportion; and analysis of the Essay, including the passage, prompt, and expectations.  With practice problems in English, Math, Reading, and Science, teachers learn high-value test-taking strategies for items most frequently encountered on the test and about evidence-based questions.  Teachers also gain insight into the scoring of the tests and the aligned scale scores for any suite of exams.

  • Cambridge’s Implementation Professional Development provides teachers with a thorough understanding of how to effectively prepare students using any one of Cambridge’s test preparation materials

Such as Victory for the PSAT®, SAT® or ACT® Test, Essential Skills, AccelePrep for the ACT® or SAT® Test, Texas Success Initiative (TSI®) Assessment, Non-Negotiable Skills texts, and others.

Led by a Cambridge Master teacher and customized for your implementation model, your teachers will analyze the Cambridge Course Concept Outline, understand the instructional layout and progression of the Cambridge materials, consider different course structures and timings, learn how to target instruction based on ability levels while incorporating building basic skills into your program, review applicable Item Indexes and Crosswalks to Standards, explore the mechanics of the applicable test in terms of test structure, timing, content, frequency and skills for each section of the test (e.g. Writing, Language, Reading, Math, and Science), learn best practices for implementing and differentiating instruction, and gain insight into question types, concepts tested, common distractors, and assigning homework.  This professional development assumes use of Cambridge materials for a skill building or test preparation program.

  • Teachers will take a dive into their own students’ data to understand how to effectively use the Cambridge data reports (reports may include Student Summary and Item Analysis, Instructor Summary, Error Analysis, Content Distribution, Formative Connection, Lesson Plans, and others)

to more effectively address skill gaps and target instruction.  Topics include the pre-assessment process and the importance of timely and accurate feedback, linking assessment items to instructional objectives and differentiating among learners to drive score increases across the spectrum of achievement.  Teachers will also learn powerful test-taking strategies to incorporate in the classroom.