College Readiness Gap Persists

admin | Wednesday, August 24, 2016

While 60 percent of Asian American students and 49 percent of white students showed strong readiness for college coursework, meeting three or more of the ACT benchmarks, just 23 percent of Hispanic students and only 11 percent of African American students earned that same level of achievement.

— ACT News Release, 8/24/2016

ACT, Inc. released their annual National Condition of College & Career Readiness Report, and the results show there is still much work to be done to ensure students graduate high school college and career ready. Only 26% of students overall met all four of the ACT college readiness benchmarks.  Broken down demographically, Hispanic and African American students, in particular, continue to lag behind white and Asian American students.

There are positive takeaways from the report as well, but the “Readiness Gap” needs to be eliminated so that all students are prepared to achieve their postsecondary dreams.

For the full report, click here.



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