SAT, ACT shows many high school students not ready for college

By WEEK Producer

SAT, ACT shows many high school students not ready for college

September 25, 2012 Updated Sep 25, 2012 at 3:33 PM CDT

NEW YORK -- More than half our nation's 2012 high school graduates who took a college entrance exam did not have the skills they'll need to succeed in college or in a career, according to recent reports from the SAT and ACT.

A report from the College Board, which owns the SAT, shows 57 percent of graduating seniors who took the SAT earned a combined score below what is needed to show they can earn a B-minus or better in the first year of college.
 
A report by the ACT found similar results with 60 percent who took that test at risk of not succeeding in college.

Read the full reports here: http://press.collegeboard.org/releases/2012/sat-report-only-43-percent-2012-college-bound-seniors-college-ready and http://www.act.org/research/policymakers/cccr12/index.html.  

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