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Sanderson, Geoffrey T. – Montgomery County Public Schools, 2014
The Montgomery County (Maryland) Public Schools (MCPS) Class of 2014 consistently outperformed graduates across Maryland and the nation on all sections of the ACT, according to the ACT, Inc. annual report that was released Wednesday, August 20, 2014. Thirty percent of the graduates in the MCPS Class of 2014 took the ACT exam. According to the ACT,…
Descriptors: Public Schools, High School Graduates, College Entrance Examinations, Student Participation
Sanderson, Geoffrey T. – Montgomery County Public Schools, 2013
The Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Class of 2013 consistently outperformed graduates across Maryland and the nation on all sections of the ACT, according to the ACT, Inc. annual report released Wednesday, August 21, 2013. In 2013, 29 percent of MCPS graduates took the ACT exam. According to the ACT, Inc. report, ACT participation among…
Descriptors: Public Schools, College Entrance Examinations, High School Students, High School Graduates
Balemian, Kara; Feng, Jing – College Board, 2013
Presented at the AP Annual Conference (APAC) in Las Vegas, NV in July 2013. This analysis takes a close look at first-generation Advanced PlacementĀ® (APĀ®) test takers to better understand the needs and challenges they face on their path to college. The analysis focuses on college-bound AP test takers who also took the SAT and examines a variety of…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, Advanced Placement Programs, Achievement Tests, College Bound Students
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2010
This brief addresses the state policy dimensions of college readiness. It identifies the key issues and problems associated with the college readiness gap, which is a major impediment to increasing the numbers of college students who complete certificates or degrees. This policy brief also provides governors, legislators, and state education…
Descriptors: Public Policy, Higher Education, College Preparation, Readiness
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Tierney, William G.; Bailey, Thomas; Constantine, Jill; Finkelstein, Neal; Hurd, Nicole Farmer – What Works Clearinghouse, 2009
Access to higher education remains a challenge for many students who face academic and informational barriers to college entry. This guide targets high schools and school districts, and focuses on effective practices that prepare students academically for college, assist them in completing the steps to college entry, and improve their likelihood…
Descriptors: Higher Education, High Schools, School Districts, Access to Education