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Dougherty, Chrys; Hiserote, Linda; Shaw, Teresa – ACT, Inc., 2014
This report focuses on the extent to which students who are academically far off track in fourth or eighth grade in Kentucky catch up by eighth or eleventh grade. We studied three recent cohorts of Kentucky students whose eighth-grade ACT Explore┬« scores were more than one standard deviation below the ACT Explore benchmark scores associated with…
Descriptors: College Readiness, College Preparation, Career Readiness, Grade 4
ACT, Inc., 2012
Last year, Hispanic and African American high school graduates met ACT's College Readiness Benchmarks in English, reading, mathematics, and science at substantially lower rates than did Asian and White graduates. For example, the rate of White graduates who were college ready in English (77%) was twice that of their African American peers (35%).…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Racial Differences, Ethnic Groups, Academic Achievement