ERIC Number: ED546777
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jul
The Condition of College & Career Readiness 2013: Students from Low-Income Families
ACT has been measuring college readiness trends for several years. "The Condition of College & Career Readiness" is ACT's annual report on the progress of the graduating class relative to college readiness. This year, 54.3% of the graduating class took the ACT® college readiness assessment. This report is designed to help inform the following questions driving national efforts to strengthen P-16 education: (1) Are students from low-income families prepared for college and career?; (2) Are enough students from low-income families taking core courses?; (3) Are core courses rigorous enough?; (4) What other dimensions of college and career readiness should we track?; and (5) Are students from low-income families who are ready for college and career actually succeeding? The data presented in this report shows that educational planning, monitoring, and interventions must be aligned to student aspirations, begin early, and continue throughout a student's educational career. The data in this report indicate that early interventions should make a substantial difference for students from low-income families.
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Aspiration, Academic Persistence, Academic Standards, Achievement Tests, Alignment (Education), Benchmarking, Career Readiness, College Bound Students, College Entrance Examinations, College Readiness, Core Curriculum, Educational Assessment, Educational Attainment, Educational Improvement, Educational Practices, English Instruction, High School Graduates, Higher Education, Mathematics Instruction, Occupational Aspiration, Reading Instruction, Science Instruction, Scores, Secondary Education, State Standards, Low Income Groups, Student Behavior, Enrollment, College Attendance, Intervention, Data, Decision Making, Educational Policy, Partnerships in Education
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education; High Schools; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: ACT, Inc.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: ACT Assessment