ACT Newsletter Helps Parents Help Their Children

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

ACT Newsletter Helps Parents Help Their Children

Iowa City, IA -- The latest edition of ACT Parent newsletter is now available online. Designed to help children succeed as they prepare for college and careers, ACT Parent features articles that empower parents.

Now that Independence Day is over, summer days seem to slip by more quickly. Check out ACT's advice to help your student prepare for classes in Back-to-School Strategies: Pump Up the Energy.

Many parents think high school is the most important academic period of their teenager's life. But according to ACT research, eighth grade is a critical year. In fact, research shows that "fewer than two in ten eighth graders are on target to be ready for college-level work by the time they graduate from high school." Learn steps you can take to ensure your eighth grader is on track for success in Making the Most Out of Junior High.

As part of academic readiness, math is an important component. Students who take more math classes are better prepared for college, according to ACT research. Read how you can guide your son or daughter to maximize his or her math potential in Why Math Matters.

Parents may read ACT Parent online, or subscribe to receive monthly issues, at The newsletter is also available in Spanish. And while you're online, feel free to sign up and start following ACT on both Twitter and Facebook.