In a couple of months, more than 1.6 million high school graduates this year will complete the college admissions and placement test known as ACT. To assist parents and teachers with assisting students in preparing for college and guarantee a smooth and successful transition from K-12 to a higher education or career, the state organizations of ACT's Southwest Region will be hosting an Invitational Symposium on College Readiness: Rigor, Readiness, and Student Success on Wednesday, January 9, and Thursday, January 10, at the Dallas Westin Galleria Hotel in Dallas.
This symposium is a beneficial learning tool for parents and teachers to discuss and share best practices that will assist students in preparing for college More than 500 education professionals, including secondary school and district administrators, higher education professionals, and state education agency personnel from across the southwestern United States will be attending this special event.
Featured speakers include:
• Superintendent Mike Miles, Dallas Independent School District
• Dr. Bennie Lambert, Vice President, Lone Star College
• Jon Erickson, President, Education, ACT
• Dr. Ray Brown, Dean of Admission, Texas Christian University
• Jan Friese, Executive Director, Texas Counseling Association
• Patrick Briggs, Texas State Director, AVID Texas
ACT is an independent, nonprofit organization with a 53-year history of generating data-driven assessments and research. Headquartered in Iowa City, Iowa, and with offices throughout the world, ACT is trusted for its continual development of next generation assessments that determine college and career readiness and provide the most advanced measure of workplace skills.