ERIC Number: ED558039
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
The Condition of College & Career Readiness 2013: National
For nearly a decade, ACT has measured student progress in the context of college readiness. This report is ACT's annual report on the college readiness of the high school graduating class of 2013. The data in this report provides insights to catalyze and guide efforts to improve college and career readiness for the next generation of young people now making their way through the US education system. In 2013, 54% of the graduating class took the ACT® college readiness assessment. The increased number of test takers over the past several years enhances the breadth and depth of the data pool, which provides a comprehensive picture of the current graduating class in the context of readiness levels, and offers a glimpse of the emerging educational pipeline. This report reflects the following modifications that were prompted by results of the 2012 ACT National Curriculum Survey®: (1) Reformatting the ACT College Readiness Standards--Language was reformatted to better facilitate comparison between the ACT College Readiness Standards and the Common Core State Standards; (2) Updating the ACT College Readiness Benchmarks--Routine monitoring of the predictive validity of the benchmarks indicated a need to update the Reading and Science Benchmarks; and (3) Changing ACT aggregate reporting practices to now include college-reportable scores for accommodated students--Beginning with the "ACT Profile Report: Graduating Class 2013" and "The Condition of College & Career Readiness 2013," ACT summary reports include results from all ACT-approved accommodated administrations that result in college-reportable ACT scores. Notes pertain to the following: (1) ACT® College Readiness Assessment; (2) ACT National Curriculum Survey®; (3) ACT College Readiness Benchmarks; (4) ACT College Readiness Standards; and (5) Career Fields and Projected Job Openings.
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, National Curriculum, Standards, State Standards, Benchmarking, High School Students, Reading Achievement, Science Achievement, Scores, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Profiles, Comparative Analysis, Employment Opportunities, College Entrance Examinations, Academic Achievement, Core Curriculum, STEM Education, Majors (Students), Academic Aspiration, Occupational Aspiration, College Attendance
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: ACT, Inc.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: ACT Assessment