Evidence-based solutions from a legacy of data
ACT Foundation assembled the Aces Applied Research Network as a collaborative research hub of scholars and practitioners from around the country. The team brings fresh perspectives and diverse experiences from the sectors that have the greatest impact on working learners:
- education (K-Career)
- business and industry
The Aces’ work includes defining working learners and assessing the research landscape of the National. Learning. Economy.™ The group is developing a research agenda, with particular focus on young, low-income working learners and the issues they face in accessing and succeeding in learning opportunities. Aces also will help develop the following tools to allow us to measure our progress toward a National Learning Economy:
- National. Learning. Economy.™ Metrics Framework
- National. Learning. Economy.™ Index
In addition, Aces have access to the 50-plus years of data and insights developed by ACT. New evidence resulting from the Aces’ research, together with the ACT data and insights, will help in developing solutions that support working learners and the National Learning Economy.
Meet our Aces:
- Anjalé D. Welton, Ph.D.
- Daniel Ash, Ph.D.
- Franci Phelan, Ph.D.
- John McCarthy
- Johnathan M. Holifield, Esq.
- Merrilea Mayo, Ph.D.
- Nicole Smith, Ph.D.