You Just Took the April ACT…What Now?

3 Steps to Improvement  

For those students who took the ACT in April 2021, we’ve outlined three key steps to create a path for your students academic improvement:


Scores from the April 17th ACT became available yesterday, April 27th. Try to retrieve your scores here as soon as today.


Your score report provides some key information that can drive targeted instructional planning. You’ll notice percentage accuracy details under key curriculum categories such as Conventions of Standard English, Geometry, Functions, Statistics, Key Ideas & Details, and Interpretation of Data. This detailed analysis can help drive targeted instructional plans to spot treat efficiently high-impact, low accuracy areas of skills in order to drive further score growth.

What’s more, for the December, April, and June national ACT test dates, ACT offers the Test Information Release service. Students can purchase a copy of the actual test questions and a report of the items they missed. The TIR is tremendously helpful in offering detailed insight into the specific question types that challenged students, providing an opportunity for reflection, detailed analysis, and learning. It’s that specific analysis that leads to the greatest growth.


Once you analyze results and make a focused, personalized instructional plan, there are plenty of dates ahead for retesting. June, July, September, and October all present opportunities for retesting prior to early admissions deadlines. With ACT superscoring now available this can only be a benefit.

Please let us know if we can help you analyze your student’s score report, identify key error patterns in your student’s TIR (Test Information Release), and develop a targeted plan for optimizing your student’s potential for further learning and growth. Feel free to give us a call at 773-348-8914 or get in touch by filling out our contact form.

Be well,

Matthew Pietrafetta, Ph.D., Founder & CEO