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ERIC Number: ED511409
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 31
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
The Condition of College & Career Readiness, 2010
ACT, Inc.
Since 1959, ACT has collected and reported data on students' academic readiness for college. Because becoming ready for college and career is a process that occurs throughout elementary and secondary education, measuring academic performance over time in the context of college and career readiness provides meaningful and compelling information about the readiness of students. A focus on the number and percentage of students meeting or exceeding the ACT College Readiness Benchmarks does just that. Empirically derived--based on the performance of students in college--a College Readiness Benchmark is the minimum score needed on an ACT subject-area test to indicate a 50% chance of obtaining a B or higher or about a 75% chance of obtaining a C or higher in the corresponding first-year credit-bearing college course. These college courses include English Composition, College Algebra, an introductory social science course (e.g., History, Psychology, Sociology, Political Science, and Economics), and Biology. Using ACT test scores and the ACT College Readiness Benchmarks, this report provides a snapshot of college readiness of the graduating seniors of the class of 2010 who took the ACT in high school. This report is organized into five sections: (1) Access & Preparation; (2) Academic Performance; (3) College Readiness; (4) Educational/Career Aspirations & Economic Development; and (5) Policies & Practices to Increase College Readiness. (Contains 1 footnote.) [This state report is based on the "ACT Profile Report--National: Graduating Class 2010".]
ACT, Inc. 500 ACT Drive, P.O. Box 168, Iowa City, IA 52243-0168. Tel: 319-337-1270; Web site:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: ACT, Inc.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: ACT Assessment