Survey: Most high school graduates not ready for college

Tim Goral's picture
Thursday, August 22, 2013

College is starting up again, but are local students ready for it?

According to ACT, which administers one of the two major tests used by colleges to admit students, readiness for higher education remains a sore spot among the vast majority of graduating high school students.

Just 39 percent of ACT-tested 2013 graduates met three or more of the four benchmarks in English, reading, math and science, according to the yearly report, The Condition of College & Career Readiness 2013, which was released Tuesday.

Perhaps of more concern, 31 percent of graduates did not meet any of the benchmarks, according to the report.

Read more »