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Egypt Agrees to Use ACT Assessments

The Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Higher Education in Egypt have signed an agreement to use ACT assessments to measure learning and college readiness in Eqyptian schools starting this fall. The agreement, signed on September 15, includes the following: Universities in Egypt will now accept scores on the ACT test and an ACT subject area test for admission. International high schools in Egypt will administer the ACT test and ACT subject area tests to students for graduation purposes. Egyptian schools will use the ACT Aspire system for summative assessment of learning in Grades 3 through 9. Egyptian schools will used PreACT for assessment of learning in grades 9 through 11. “We are delighted to be working with the Ministry of Education to help measure and verify learning among Egy...

ACT to Deliver Assessment for the Moral Education Program to Students in the UAE

ACT, the nonprofit developer of the ACT® test and other assessments taken by millions of individuals worldwide, announced today that it was selected by the Crown Prince Court in Abu Dhabi to provide the Moral Education Standardized Assessment (MESA) for the Moral Education program in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).   ACT will leverage the expertise of its US-based research and test development teams to create the assessment, which will also utilize the latest theory and principles of social and emotional learning (SEL) throughout the development process.  “We are thrilled to be supporting a holistic approach to student success,” said ACT Chief Commercial Officer Suzana Delanghe. “We know that social and emotional learning skills are crucial to success in school and life and these skills ca...

The ACT has been granted equivalency by the Jordanian Ministry of Education.

The ACT exam has been granted equivalency by the Jordanian Ministry of Education. This approval of the ACT test as an equivalency to Tawjihi will open more doors for students in Jordan seeking admission to universities both at home and abroad, giving them additional options to find their ideal future educational or vocational path. “We are so proud of this endeavor,” said ConnecME Chief Executive Officer Mohammad Shadid. “Education is about options, expanding horizons and attaining global leadership skills. The ACT will now facilitate more options for a new generation of students. Moreover, it opens the very exciting door of more students returning home with elite skills and qualifications. We are grateful for the support and vision from the Ministry of Education, who continues to express ...