Influence of ZAPS Test-Preparation on Eureka High Junior ACT Outcomes

Jason Bachman, Director of Guidance and Test Supervisor, 2011

Bachman conducted an independent research study on the effectiveness of the ZAPS test-preparation seminars using predictor scores from the official ACT PLAN tests as a baseline. He compared actual ACT performance of students who participated in the ZAPS program against those who did not participate.

RESULTS

Relative to predicted scores, fewer than 30% of the control group scored at the high end or above the predicted range. By contrast, of the students who participated in the ZAPS program, 50% scored at the high end or above the predicted range.

CONCLUSION

The data collected serves as credible evidence that there is a positive relationship between the ZAPS seminars and higher performance on the ACT.

-Jason Bachman, Director of Guidance and Test Supervisor, Eureka H.S., Eureka, IL  

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