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Iowa City, Iowa (November 5, 2018) — Students who are eligible to take the ACT® test with a fee waiver now have more online learning resources to help them prepare for test day, with the introduction of ACT® Rapid Review by Kaplan. Last year more than 500,000 students qualified for a fee waiver.
ACT Rapid Review by Kaplan is a suite of products offering all the benefits of interactive livestreaming instruction and a comprehensive video library. Students can drop into a live virtual classroom, or watch recorded video sessions, all taught by expert instructors.
“We created ACT Rapid Review with the individual learner in mind,” said ACT’s Chief Commercial Officer, Suzana Delanghe. “We know that underserved learners, and students who register to take the ACT with a fee waiver, in particular, would benefit from more flexible and engaging learning resources. This solution with our partners at Kaplan provides those students with live and interactive instruction, and more opportunities to develop the skills and hone the knowledge they need to shine on test day and be successful in college and career.”
ACT Rapid Review offers three options to fit students’ unique needs and learning styles:
- ACT® Rapid Review™—Live by Kaplan provides the last minute prep students need to be test ready with access to a virtual classroom and live teaching from expert instructors.
- ACT® Rapid Review™—On Demand by Kaplan features a video archive where students can access a library of top-quality recorded instruction during the months leading up to test day.
- ACT® Rapid Review™—All Access by Kaplan bundles the live and archived video offerings of ACT Rapid Review Live and ACT Rapid Review On Demand.
“We are excited to expand access to these best in class preparation options. With ACT Rapid Review by Kaplan, students receive exceptionally high-quality live and self-paced instruction that supports test takers incredibly well,” said Lee Weiss, vice president, Kaplan Test Prep. “We’re so proud to support students on their college admission journey with highly engaging, interactive preparation for the ACT, and to make these offerings so affordable for all students and free for those who need them most.”
In keeping with their shared mission to help fee waiver eligible students be prepared for test day, ACT and Kaplan will give the Rapid Review All Access offering for free to all students registering for the exam with a fee waiver. The Live, On Demand, and All Access products are available to all other test takers for $40 to $99.
Kaplan Test Prep’s expert teachers will provide instruction for all courses in the suite. In addition, ACT will continue to offer ACT Online Prep to all students.
ACT and Kaplan first partnered in April 2016 to create the only official online ACT preparation program offering live, content-based instruction from teachers.
ACT is a mission-driven, nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people achieve education and workplace success. Headquartered in Iowa City, Iowa, ACT is trusted as a national leader in college and career readiness, providing high-quality assessments grounded in nearly 60 years of research. ACT offers a uniquely integrated set of solutions designed to provide personalized insights that help individuals succeed from elementary school through career. To learn more about ACT, visit us online at www.act.org.
About Kaplan Test Prep
Kaplan Test Prep (www.kaptest.com) is a premier learning and technology provider for individuals, schools and businesses. Established in 1938, Kaplan is the world leader in the test prep industry, and in interactive, livestreaming learning. With a comprehensive menu of digital offerings as well as a complete array of print books and digital products, Kaplan offers preparation for more than 100 standardized tests, including entrance exams for secondary school, college and graduate school, as well as professional licensing exams for attorneys, physicians and nurses. Among those tests are the SAT®, PSAT®, ACT®, GRE®, GMAT®, LSAT®, MCAT®, NCLEX-RN® and bar exams. Kaplan also provides private tutoring and graduate admissions consulting services.
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