Arbor Bridge Trial

This report summarizes the results of the aceit platform trial with Arbor Bridge Test Prep which was comprised of 40 students taking the domestic ACT, some for the first time, some for the second and some for the third. 

 

Test anxiety is a feeling of agitation and distress associated with test taking which impacts the student’s ability to study or perform on the test. Some anxiety is natural and helps to keep the student mentally and physically alert, but too much may cause physical distress, emotional struggle, and concentration difficulties. Test stress can actually hurt test performance.

 

The overall goal of the aceit platform is to help students understand their emotions and to learn how to regulate their stress level.

Specifically:

Become Aware- understand what specifically happens when you get stressed.

 Reframe Stress- understand that stress is good if you learn how manage it.

Acquire Techniques- learn how to get into your “zone”.

Reach Peak Performance -  score higher on the test.

Results

80%

of students think dealing with stress is important as part of test taking.

Before using aceit, 16%  were aware of having negative thoughts.

  After using aceit, 88% became aware.

After using aceit, students became aware of what happens to them when they get stressed:

"I am aware of what happens to me when I get stressed."

80% felt the Personal Profile accurately reflected what happens to them when they get stressed.

60% became aware when they were not focused.

88% learned how to relax.

70% felt aceit helped them get ready for the test.

Does aceit have a positive impact on final practice test composite scores?

 

Conclusion: Yes, students using aceit see strong score increases on the final practice test before the official exam. This positive impact happens for first, second, and third official test attempts. 

 

 

  • 1st attempt at ACT: Students who used the aceit platform improved by 4% over the control group.

  • 2nd attempt at ACT: Students who used the aceit platform improved by 4% over the control group.

  • 3rd attempt at ACT: Students who used the aceit platform improved by 6% over the control group.