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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

ACT Finds Most Students Still Not Ready for College

With all due respect, Professor Kirst.  End-of-course exams are not the way to go.  Just check out what's happening in Texas right now.

-Angela


Published Online: August 22, 2012
ACT Finds Most Students Still Not Ready for College
Student performance on the ACT essentially held steady this year, with slight improvement shown in the math and science parts of the college-entrance exam.

Still, 60 percent of the class of 2012 that took the test failed to meet benchmarks in two of the four subjects tested, putting them in jeopardy of failing in their pursuit of a college degree and careers.
The Condition of College and Career Readiness 2012, released today by the Iowa City, Iowa-based nonprofit testing organization ACT Inc., includes performance information from students in the spring graduating class who took the ACT as sophomores, juniors, or seniors. This year, 1.67 million seniors or 52 percent of the U.S. graduating class took the exam.

Read on here.





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