Posted on 08/26/2013 at 07:21 AM by Global Reach

On August 21, 2013, ACT released The Condition of College & Career Readiness 2013, the latest edition of its annual report. They currently define college and career readiness as ‘The acquisition of the knowledge and skills a student needs to enroll and succeed in credit-bearing first-year courses at a postsecondary institution … without the need for remediation.”  According to the 2013 report, they found that:
•    64% of ACT-tested high school graduates met the English benchmark
•    44% met the reading benchmark
•    44% met the mathematics benchmark
•    36% met the science benchmark

Historically, this would indicate a slight decrease in both the English and reading rates over the past 4 years. Math benchmarks were about average and science showed the greatest increase as it has continued to show a steady rise since 2009.

In The Condition of College & Career Readiness 2013, ACT reports that, “while a total of 69% of ACT-tested high school graduates met one or more benchmarks, just 26% met all four.  This means that only about one-quarter of all high school graduates who took the ACT are prepared for college-level coursework in English, reading, mathematics and science.  That lack of preparedness has education experts concerned.”

Posted August 21, 2013 10:00 AM US News By Greg Scott Newman http://www.usnewsuniversitydirectory.com/articles/report-measures-student-readiness_13339.aspx#.UhfMhmQ9DnI

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