Explore Plan ACT


Students in 8th through 11th grade will take a series of assessments, including EXPLORE, PLAN and ACT, and WorkKeys to ensure students are on track to graduate from high school on time and with the knowledge and skills to succeed in college and challenging 21st century careers. These tests assess student achievement of English, reading, math and science. Students earn a score in each subject and a composite score which reflects all subjects. These rigorous and nationally comparable assessments are a key tool to measure college and career readiness.


Students in 8th and 9th grades will take EXPLORE. This test is scored on a scale of 0 to 25.


Students in 11th grade will take the ACT, or 10th grade will take PLAN. This test is scored on a scale of 0 to 32.


American College Test. This test is scored on a scale of 0 to 36. The state average is 20.1 points.


WorkKeys is a career-readiness assessment measuring similar content to the ACT, but through career-focused methods. Starting in spring 2015, the state will fund the WorkKeys exam for all students on a Jump Start pathway pursuing a Career Diploma.

For more information

Jump Start Accountability Fact Sheet
ACT Results