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.
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.
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 High School, Eureka, IL