ERIC Number: ED490828
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Reading between the Lines: What the ACT Reveals about College Readiness in Reading
American College Testing (ACT), Inc.
This report, which is anchored in ACT data, focuses on steps for improving the reading skills of students attending this nation's high schools. The conclusions reported are based both on what ACT test scores inform about the reading skills of ACT-tested high school students who graduated in 2005 and trends derived from students who have taken the tests during the past ten years. What appears, according to the data, to make the biggest difference in students' being ready to read at the college level is something that, for the most part, is neither addressed in state standards nor reflected in the high school curriculum. This report offers insights into how state standards in reading can be strengthened and how reading instruction at the high school level can be changed to positively impact students' reading achievement. An appendix provides detailed information on the data sources and methodologies used in this report. (Contains 21 figures and 1 table.)
Descriptors: State Standards, Reading Instruction, Reading Skills, Reading Achievement, High School Students, College Entrance Examinations, Reading Improvement, Scores, Trend Analysis, College Preparation
ACT, Inc., 500 ACT Drive, P.O. Box 168, Iowa City, IA 52243-0168. Web site: http://www.act.org.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Audience: Teachers; Policymakers
Authoring Institution: American Coll. Testing Program, Iowa City, IA.
IES Cited: ED513585; ED528970; ED502398