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Wiley Announces Publication of The Official ACT® Prep Guide 2016-2017

Includes 3 new full length test forms to help assess readiness

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 9:00 am EDT

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"Wiley is excited to partner with ACT in their mission of helping people achieve education and workplace success."

HOBOKEN, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Wiley recently announced that it was selected by ACT, Inc. (“ACT”) to be the exclusive publisher for The Official ACT® Prep Guide 2016-2017 (ISBN: 978-1-119-22541-6). The 2016-2017 edition of The Official ACT® Prep Guide is the inaugural edition published by Wiley for ACT, the nation’s leader in college and career readiness and the makers of the ACT® test. Wiley and ACT’s relationship serves to enhance both organizations’ test prep product portfolios.

The ACT test is a curriculum- and standards-based educational and career planning test that measures students' academic readiness for college. ACT provides colleges and universities with reliable data for recruiting, advising, placement, and retention. The exam includes four multiple-choice tests: English, math, reading, and science--and an optional writing test. The ACT questions are designed to measure students' skills and knowledge; students are not required to memorize facts or vocabulary to do well on the test.

The ACT test is administered six times annually (in September, October, December, February, April, and June). Students taking the ACT are typically high school juniors or seniors. Many students elect to take the ACT multiple times between spring of their junior year and fall of their senior year. During 2014-2015 ACT introduced a number of modest changes to the ACT test, including "paired passages" in the reading test and an enhanced writing test.

The Official ACT® Prep Guide 2016-2017 (Wiley; June 2016; $32.95; Paper; ISBN: 978-1-119-22541-6) is the bestselling resource for students gearing up for the ACT test.

“The Official ACT Prep Guide is an important, low-cost tool ACT provides to students who desire more advanced preparation and practice for the ACT test,” said ACT Chief Commercial Officer Suzana Delanghe. “Wiley is respected and trusted around the world as a premier educational publisher, and we are delighted to be working with them on this guide as we work to help students better prepare for success in college and career.”

“ACT is the most popular assessment for academic readiness among high schoolers. For students, taking the ACT opens up opportunities for them to learn, grow and succeed in their chosen career,” said David Pugh, Senior Vice President, Professional Learning, at Wiley. “Wiley is excited to partner with ACT in their mission of helping people achieve education and workplace success.”

This year's version of the ACT guide includes a number of changes, including reading test sections with two shorter prose passages and the enhanced writing test's prompts.

This guide provides a preview of what to expect for the entire exam.

  • Includes 3 new full-length ACT tests forms to help assess readiness
  • Get insider tips and strategies from exam's creator
  • Proven test-taking strategies and tips for managing anxiety on test day
  • FREE online bonus content to help start college on the right foot including: tips for preparing an application that gets noticed, getting into your first choice school, being a successful student, and much more.

About Wiley

Wiley is a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in areas of research, professional practice, and education. Through the Research segment, the Company provides digital and print scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, reference works, books, database services, and advertising. The Professional Development segment provides digital and print books, online assessment and training services, and test prep and certification. In Education, Wiley provides education solutions including online program management services for higher education institutions and course management tools for instructors and students, as well as print and digital content.

About ACT

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 the nation’s leader in college and career readiness, providing high-quality achievement assessments grounded in more than 50 years of research and experience. ACT offers a uniquely integrated set of solutions that help people succeed from elementary school through career, providing insights that unlock potential. To learn more about ACT, go to www.act.org.

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