Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Not Shocking: 43% of Kids College Ready

So this is not really too shocking when you look at trends in education: SAT scores edge down, and only 43% of high school seniors are deemed "college ready."

In other news, the ACT has seen a rise in students taking the test, surpassing the number of SAT test-takers by a scant 2,000 students.

Our local high school reported last week that almost a quarter (less than 25%, for those who are confused) are college ready, as judged by their ACT scores.

Not to say that one test is going to say how prepared you are, but combine these abysmal results with the recent stats that 40% of college students need one or more remedial classes their first year of college, and you have a system that is not working.

I'm just sayin'.

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