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ERIC Number: ED546858
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
The Reality of College Readiness 2013: National
ACT, Inc.
Annually, ACT provides each state with "The Condition of College & Career Readiness," a report that details the college readiness of students who took the ACT® test. Based on extensive empirical research, ACT has defined "college and career readiness" as the acquisition of knowledge and skills a student needs to enroll and succeed in credit-bearing first-year college courses at a postsecondary institution without the need for remediation. This definition has been adopted by the Common Core State Standards Initiative. This report is a companion to "The Condition of College & Career Readiness." The report traces the college enrollment, retention, re-enrollment, and migration patterns of the 2011 ACT-tested high school graduates across the country. It also provides a snapshot of the impact that benchmark-meeting behavior has on those patterns and, ultimately, on success in college. This report is intended to raise awareness of the fact that the path to college success is not a linear one for many students. There are significant numbers of qualified students who move through (or in and out of) multiple postsecondary experiences as they pursue their educational goals. [For related report, "The Condition of College & Career Readiness, 2013, see ED546779.]
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: ACT, Inc.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: ACT Assessment