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ACT, Inc.

ACT was established in 1959 as an independent, not-for-profit organization whose mission is to help people achieve education and workplace success. Besides managing resident programs such as our flagship ACT Test for college-bound students, we provide assessment and research services to states, schools and colleges, government and private agencies, professional associations representing business and industry, and certifying boards. ACT's headquarters are in Iowa City, Iowa, plus ten regional offices and six international offices. We have more than 1,200 full-time employees over two-thirds holding bachelor's degrees or higher, and over one-third with post-graduate degrees.

We maintain partnerships with educational institutions and organizations across all industry sectors. These partners endorse ACT's National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) of which we have issued over 1.2 million as an industry-recognized, portable, evidence-based credential that certifies the occupational skills necessary to obtain employment, perform a job successfully, and advance within an occupation. The NCRC is founded on ACT's database of over 18,000 job profiles and three of ACT's WorkKeys® assessments, which measure essential critical thinking and problem solving skills. The NCRC is awarded at Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum levels. Examinees include students, job applicants, veterans, and incumbent employees desiring training or advancement opportunities.

Source of Official Student Records:   ACT maintains a database of examinee records that is protected by multiple tiers of security procedures.
How Results are Reported:   Examinees receive individual reports. The format varies with paper-and-pencil or Internet-based administration. Reports can be attached to a job application or accessed online by employers. The NCRC is a printed document. Other reports, which can include demographic information and comparisons among examinee groups, are generated for employers and educators.
Retake Policy:   A 30-day waiting period is required.


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