Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Many Going to College Are Not Ready, Report Says

You have to register to read this story, but ACT scores suggest that only 21% of high school students who took the exam were ready for college in all four areas that are tested.

51% in reading
26% in science
41% in math
68% in English

The estimate is based on the ACT's correlation between test scores and a 70% chance of getting a C in college courses.

That is quite a figure and something to ponder as we get ready to start a new year. If you skim off those who go to Madison, one would have to guess that an absolute majority of our students fall into the "unready" category.

Many Going to College Arse Not Ready, Report Says - New York Times

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