Study Shows That More Than Half Of Graduating HS Students Not Ready For College
Are our graduating high school seniors ready to make it rain As and Bs in college classrooms? A new 2012 report says no.
via USA Today:
Findings released Monday by the non-profit College Board show that 57% of 2012 graduating seniors who took the SAT, which it owns, earned a combined score below what it says is necessary to show that students can earn a B-minus or better in the first year at a four-year college.
A report released last month by the Iowa City-based ACT found that at least 60% of 2012 high school graduates who took its test are similarly at risk of not succeeding in college.
The tests measure different skills, but colleges that require standardized admissions tests generally accept scores from either tests.
The use of ACT and SAT tests as a measure of students’ level of preparedness for college has been a long-debated topic among students, teachers, parents and even test administrators.
Some feel that these tests shouldn’t be used to determine whether or not students are ready for college, while others say that the tests do exactly what they’re supposed to do.
Do you agree with these new findings?
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