Putting Students First: ACT Resources to Grow Your CCMR Culture With School Day Testing


Date:  Thursday, May 30, 2024
Time:  11:00 a.m. CT
Duration:  60 minutes

Join ACT to learn how to harness the potential of ACT school day testing to grow your College, Career, and Military Readiness (CCMR) culture. In the “Putting Students First: ACT Resources to Grow Your CCMR Culture with School Day Testing” webinar on Thursday, May 30, at 11:00 a.m. CT, participants will learn about ACT school day testing and its role in empowering students' pathways to postsecondary success.

Participants will gain invaluable insights into the array of tools and resources offered by ACT school day testing. These resources are designed to elevate district performance and equip students with essential skills for success in college and career endeavors. Beyond positively affecting Texas accountability ratings, these resources will significantly expand opportunities for student achievement.

In this webinar, we'll discuss

  • The K-12 and postsecondary landscape in Texas.
  • The benefits of ACT school day testing.
  • Resources and tools to grow your CCMR culture.

This webinar is perfect for Texas educators seeking to help students discover and navigate pathways toward college and career readiness and success.



Rose Gardner is an account executive at ACT with more than 17 years in education as a science teacher, college and career counselor, and administrator. Gardner focuses on students, educators, and relationships with the families that support schools in Texas. 



Jonathan Delgado is an account executive supporting districts and campuses in Central and South Texas. Delgado joins ACT from the Texas Education Agency (TEA) where he played a key role in implementing both the initial 2018 Texas A–F Accountability System and the more recent 2023 A–F System Refresh. His experience in working with state and federal accountability systems and College, Career and Military Readiness (CCMR) indicators has given him a comprehensive understanding of the Texas education system and its intricacies. Prior to TEA, Jonathan served as a data and accountability specialist at Education Service Center Region 13 where he worked on developing and implementing software solutions to help school districts track and analyze student assessment data. 


Bailey Stilley is the ACT account executive supporting Idaho, New Mexico, Utah, & Northwest Texas. Stilley graduated from Texas State University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. She has been consulting in education technology for the past seven years. She has experience in both the K-12 & higher education markets promoting college and career success across the Central/Western United States.



Mary “Reenie” Laginess graduated from Auburn University with undergraduate and master’s degrees in collaborative special education with an emphasis in transition. She later attended Louisiana State University and obtained an educational specialist certificate in curriculum and instruction. Laginess has ten years of experience in the field of education. For the past three years, she has been an assistant principal at East Ascension High School in Ascension Parish, LA. Previously, she was a special education coordinator for Ascension Parish School Board. Laginess has a wealth of knowledge and experience with ACT assessments and services and stands ready to partner with Texas educators as we all promote college and career readiness for our students.