Feb 05, 2018
What’s the scoop? The folks at the ACT just invested $7.5 million in Smart Sparrow, an Australian-American software startup designing a course development platform for educators to create digital simulations, lessons, and interactive courses. The major investment comes on top of other large pushes into the digital education sphere, including the upcoming launch of ACT Academy this spring.
Why the big changes? ACT chief executive Marten Roorda wants the testing company to make learning solutions “fully adaptive” to educators’ and students’ needs, from providing better analytics to track student performance to giving educators the flexibility in preparing students for the ACT and college. The ACT Academy will provide students with free full-length practice exams and [access to guides, educational games, and more]http://leadershipblog.act.org/2018/01/act-to-launch-act-academy-free-online.html). K-12 educators will also have access to OpenEd, the ACT’s online educator resource library of test prep materials.
The bottom line for tutors… More content, more practice exams, more opportunities for test prep tutors to work with students using a common, digital resource, making tutors lives a bit easier preparing those lessons ahead of Test Day.