Minnesota ACT Workshops

Creating Coherence: An Implementation Plan for All Things ACT


Join Jeremy Willey for an opportunity to learn more about how to create coherence across ACT’s system of assessments and resources to improve student outcomes.

This free workshop will illustrate how ACT assessments fit together as a connected system of assessments that, in concert with key free tools from ACT, can be utilized to drive instructional decision-making.

Students across Minnesota take the ACT, and more and more students are taking the PreACT® 8/9 and PreACT®. This workshop will highlight how data from these assessments, and more, can be utilized as the foundation for building a coherent assessment framework for students at the secondary level.  

Through engaging in a variety of learning experiences and discussions, stakeholders will learn how to develop and implement a realistic assessment plan to positively impact student outcomes using products and resources from ACT.
Participants will:

  • Visualize how assessments from ACT fit together as a connected system of assessments
  • Learn about potential applications of ACT tools to specifically inform their work.
  • Establish various ways in which data can be utilized to directly benefit students and drive instructional practice.
  • Engage in meaningful conversations with colleagues across Minnesota.
  • Develop a coherent assessment framework and implementation plan that is actionable.

This free workshop is ideal for Superintendents, Assistant Superintendents, Executive Directors, Directors, Coordinators, District Assessment Coordinators (DAC), Counselors, and Testing Coordinators looking for ways to create a coherent assessment framework and implement practices that will enhance student outcomes as they prepare for college and career.

Workshop Agenda: 

  • Check-In and Networking
  • Welcome, Who’s in the Space, and Introductions
  • A Connected System of Assessment
  • Moving Data to Action
  • Implementing a Plan for Success
  • Lingering Questions, Closing & Next Steps

Light refreshments will be provided prior to the presentation.

If you have any questions, please contact amy.putty@act.org.

For your convenience, choose from the three workshops being offered:

Austin, MN
Austin High School
Thursday, January 4, 2024
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. CT

Brooklyn Park, MN
North Hennepin Community College
Tuesday, January 9, 2024
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. CT

Willmar, MN
Willmar Education and Arts Center
Thursday, January 11, 2024
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. CT