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Jon Erickson
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Jon Erickson is president of education and career solutions at ACT, Inc., a global nonprofit organization whose mission is: “Helping people achieve education and workplace success.”

ACT offers assessments spanning the early elementary grades through college and career, including the ACT® college readiness assessment, the nation’s most popular college admissions examination.

Erickson has served ACT and its diverse customers since 1984, and became president in 2011. He oversees a wide range of ACT’s endeavors, including measurement, test development, research, product development, customer engagement and experience, international programs, policy, advocacy, government relations, marketing, communications, and community and economic development, among others.

Erickson began his career as a high school teacher, and then moved into higher education administration at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. A Wisconsin native, he enjoys outdoor activities and travel.

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Ivy League Angst

(0) Comments | Posted April 10, 2015 | 1:23 PM

As the President of ACT, I am often asked by eager parents, "What's the secret to my child doing well on The ACT and getting into a top school?" Sometimes I pause a second, and the anticipation grows. I provide them first with some insight as a former admissions counselor....

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A Gust of Good News From NAEP

(0) Comments | Posted November 26, 2013 | 4:52 PM

When it comes to weather, we pay attention to the thunder and lightning. Storms rattle our windows and light up the sky -- and then rumble off into the distance.

When it comes to permanently shaping the landscape, though, it is slow, steady and sustained force that alters the course...

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