ERIC Number: ED506368
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
National Overview: Measuring College and Career Readiness--The Class of 2009
"Measuring College and Career Readiness" represents a snapshot of the ACT-tested graduates in the class of 2009 and focuses on their readiness for college and careers. Designed to inform policymakers and practitioners about selected indicators of effectiveness, it is not intended to be comprehensive but instead is designed to help stimulate discussion, inquiry and action. Reported findings include: (1) College readiness is relatively stable for 2009 U.S. high school graduates; (2) Percentage of graduates meeting all four ACT College Readiness Benchmarks increased; (3) Expanded pool of test-takers includes virtually all high school graduates in five states; (4) Increase in statewide testing offers access and opportunity to new groups of students, some who had not seriously considered college; and (5) Average national ACT Composite score for class of 2009 is 21.1, unchanged from last year. A list of 4 resources is included.
Descriptors: High School Graduates, School Readiness, Higher Education, Testing Programs, Testing, Measures (Individuals), Educational Indicators, Incidence, Benchmarking, College Preparation, Educational Trends, Trend Analysis, Academic Achievement, College Entrance Examinations, High School Seniors, Occupations, Careers, Readiness, Access to Information, Educational Opportunities, Ethnic Groups, Racial Differences, Core Curriculum, Population Trends, Course Selection (Students), Difficulty Level, Scores, Graphs, Profiles
ACT, Inc. 500 ACT Drive, P.O. Box 168, Iowa City, IA 52243-0168. Tel: 319-337-1270; Web site: http://www.act.org
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Audience: Practitioners; Policymakers
Authoring Institution: ACT, Inc.
Identifiers - Location: United States