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Wiley Announces Partnership with ACT to Enhance Test Prep Solutions in Order to Help People Achieve Education and Workplace Success

Wiley partnering with ACT to create new test prep solutions for students and professionals and become the exclusive publisher of ACT’s The Real ACT® Prep Guide starting in January 2016

Monday, November 9, 2015 9:15 am EST

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Wiley partners with @ACT and becomes exclusive publisher of The Real ACT Prep Guide starting in January 2016 #ACTtest

HOBOKEN, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--John Wiley & Sons Inc. (“Wiley”) today announces a partnership with ACT, the nation’s leader in college and career readiness, to enhance both organizations’ test prep product offerings and take over as the exclusive publisher for ACT’s The Real ACT® Prep Guide beginning in January 2016.

Maker of the ACT test and ACT WorkKeys®, among other respected assessment programs, ACT is committed to providing insights that help individuals better prepare for success throughout their lives—from education through career. This commitment stems from their core mission: Helping people achieve education and workplace success.

“Providing quality test prep solutions to students is a key priority for both organizations,” said Joan O’Neil, senior vice president, managing director, for Wiley’s Knowledge Services program. “Through our partnership with ACT, we will be able to better serve students worldwide as they prepare for the largest college-readiness test in the U.S. and then continue to support them with solutions throughout their careers. Both Wiley and ACT are dedicated to the success of life-long learners, which makes aligning our organizations a win-win for our customers.”

Across the globe, more and more schools are using ACT testing and instructional improvement programs to improve the college and career readiness of their students. The Real ACT Prep Guide is the only ACT study guide on the market with test-taking tips and strategy, practice tests and insight directly from the makers of the ACT exam. This comprehensive guide has everything one needs to know about the ACT test content, structure and format information. By utilizing the materials and instructions detailed in The Real ACT Prep Guide, students are able to better prepare for the exam and maximize their potential when taking the ACT test.

“ACT is thrilled to be partnering with an industry leader like Wiley,” said Steve Kappler, ACT vice president, brand experience. “The Real ACT Prep Guide has long been a valuable tool for students who want extensive, authentic ACT test prep and practice at a reasonable cost, and this partnership will ensure that the guide will remain of the highest quality and continue to benefit students moving forward.”

The Real ACT Prep Guide will be published exclusively by Wiley beginning January 11, 2016. The book will be available for purchase online and at retailers worldwide. For a full list of retailers, visit For more information about the partnership between Wiley and ACT, contact Robyn Gretzinger at or Ed Colby at

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

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John Wiley & Sons Inc.
Robyn Gretzinger, 317-572-3196
Senior Publicist
ACT Public Relations
Ed Colby, 319-337-1028

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