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Friday, October 13 • 9:40am - 10:30am
The ACT Boot Camp: A community college’s approach to increase college success and readiness for low-income high school students.

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Academic performance and college access for rural, low-income, and first-generation students is a national concern. This session discusses how one rural community college united to address the gaps that exist in educational achievement among underserved and underrepresented students by hosting a successful ACT Boot Camp. The 3-day intensive boot camp, which featured workshops on improving test performance, courses taught by professors and high school teachers, timed practice tests, individualized coaching, and college advising, witnessed a significant increase in student’s scores by 1.5 points (P=.022). Join us as we discuss challenges our students face in accessing college, brainstorm ways to address academic achievement gaps, and share best practices.


Friday October 13, 2017 9:40am - 10:30am MDT