Last week, ACT News issued a report about the current state of ACT-tested high school graduates. The recent results reveal that, although there are slight gains for the third year in a row, close to 3 out of 10 graduated students are still not fully prepared to enter college this fall.
United States Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan noted, “American students are making incremental progress toward being ready to complete college-level work, but there’s still significant work to be done.”
On top of this study, there is the ongoing debate regarding whether or not standardized testing is actually the best way to gauge just how prepared a student might be for college. In a related report, Time magazine revealed that while the English and math sections of the ACT were appropriate indicators for college success, other sections, such as science and reading, have little to no ability to so. Certain sections of the test, that aren’t necessarily relevant to a student’s abilities, could be affecting a student’s average which ultimately affects the decision many universities make.
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