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Five Things You Need to Know About College Readiness

In Uncategorized on April 27, 2011 at 5:46 pm

There are so many things to consider when you prepare and plan for college. The Gates Foundation cites a number of facts about college readiness among high school students. Below are some of the most relevant things you should be aware of.

• The more education you have, the more likely you are to be employed and the more money you are likely to earn in your chosen occupation.
• Virtually all states set their standards for Proficiency below those of the federal National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).
• Scores on standardized tests have dropped for both the ACT and SAT.
• Only 24 percent of high school seniors who take took the ACT test in 2010 meet its college-ready benchmarks in all four core subject areas.
• Only 20 states and the District of Columbia set their graduation requirements to the college-ready level by requiring four years of mathematics and four years of college-preparatory English.

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