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The ACT as a Gateway to Postsecondary Opportunity For Low-Income Students


by Amanda S. Mayeaux & Robert O. Slater April 28, 2016

This commentary examines the linking of ACT scores with state accountability measures. It argues that ACT demonstrates potential in increasing postsecondary opportunity, particularly for students from low-income families. However, high school administrators, teachers, and students need to work collaboratively if this is to happen.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: April 28, 2016
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 20298, Date Accessed: 10/17/2017 9:25:34 AM

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  • Amanda Mayeaux
    University of Louisiana at Lafayette
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    AMANDA S. MAYEAUX is an Assistant Professor at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
  • Robert Slater
    University of Louisiana at Lafayette
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    ROBERT SLATER coordinates the doctoral program in the University of Louisiana at Lafayette's College of Education and directs research development for the Cecil J. Picard Center for Child Development and Lifelong Learning.
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