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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
ACT, Inc., 2016
The "Condition of College & Career Readiness 2015" is the ACT annual report on the progress of US high school graduates relative to college readiness. This report provides a national snapshot of academic performance among African American students in the 2015 high school graduating class who took the ACT® test and addresses questions…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, College Readiness, Career Readiness, African American Students
ACT, Inc., 2015
The "Condition of College & Career Readiness 2014" is ACT's annual report on the progress of the graduating class relative to college readiness. This report provides a national snapshot of academic performance among African American students in the high school graduating class who took the ACT® college readiness assessment and…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, African American Students, College Entrance Examinations
Kuo, Yi-Lung; Casillas, Alex; Walton, Kate E.; Way, Jason D.; Moore, Joann L. – ACT, Inc., 2020
The interactions of race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status (SES) in predicting social and emotional (SE) skills was examined for 81,950 6th-8th graders. At low levels of SES, White students tended to have the lower SE scores. However, as SES increased, they tended to have higher scores relative to minority groups. Across SES levels, Asian…
Descriptors: Racial Differences, Ethnicity, Socioeconomic Status, Emotional Response
Latino, Christian A.; Stegmann, Gabriela; Radunzel, Justine; Way, Jason D.; Sanchez, Edgar; Casillas, Alex – ACT, Inc., 2017
First generation college students (FGCS) of all racial/ethnic backgrounds graduate from college at lower rates than their non-first generation peers. However, FGCS who are also Black or Hispanic graduate at even lower rates than FGCS who are White or Asian/Pacific Islander. Out of all racial/ethnic groups, students of Hispanic background are…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, Hispanic American Students, At Risk Students, Acceleration (Education)
Lorah, Julie; Ndum, Edwin – ACT, Inc., 2013
Prior research has demonstrated gaps in the academic success of college student subgroups defined by race/ethnicity, income, and gender. We studied trends over time in the success of students in these subgroups in particular first-year college courses: English Composition I, College Algebra, social science courses, and Biology. The study is based…
Descriptors: Trend Analysis, Achievement Gap, College Freshmen, Racial Differences
Moore, Raeal; Vitale, Dan – ACT, Inc., 2018
This paper is one of a series of reports on students' access to technology. Access to technology is essential to educational success as well as workforce and community development. However, geographical, income-based, and racial/ethnic disparities in technology access persist. This "digital divide"--the gap between people who have…
Descriptors: High School Students, Access to Computers, Computer Uses in Education, Disadvantaged
Nguyen, Bach Mai Dolly; Alcantar, Cynthia M.; Curammeng, Edward R.; Hernandez, Edwin; Kim, Victoria; Paredes, Audrey D.; Freeman, Rachel; Nguyen, Mike Hoa; Teranishi, Robert T. – ACT, Inc., 2017
As the United States continues to grow and the composition of its population shifts, expanding opportunity and reducing barriers to education must be a national priority. An essential first step toward greater educational equality is a deeper understanding of the fundamental changes in the demographic composition of the nation. Consider, for…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Educational Quality
ACT, Inc., 2018
This report looks at the progress of the ACT®-tested 2018 U.S. high school graduating class relative to college and career readiness. The data in this report are based on more than 1.9 million graduates--55% of the students in the 2018 national graduating class--who took the ACT at some time from grade 10 to 12. The ACT was taken by the majority…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, High School Graduates, College Entrance Examinations
ACT, Inc., 2015
ACT has been a leader in measuring college and career readiness trends since 1959. Each August, ACT releases The Condition of College & Career Readiness (www.act.org/newsroom/data/2015), an annual report on the progress of the ACT-tested graduating class relative to college readiness. Nationally, a record 59% of the 2015 graduating class took…
Descriptors: STEM Education, College Entrance Examinations, Science Interests, Student Interests
ACT, Inc., 2016
This report is the ACT annual report on the progress of U.S. high school graduates relative to college readiness. This year's report shows that 64% of students in the 2016 US graduating class took the ACT test, up from 59% in 2015 and 49% in 2011. The increased number of test takers over the past several years enhances the breadth and depth of the…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, Core Curriculum, College Preparation
ACT, Inc., 2016
This report provides information about the performance of Arkansas' 2016 graduating seniors who took the ACT as sophomores, juniors, or seniors; and self-reported at the time of testing that they were scheduled to graduate in 2016. Beginning with the Graduating Class of 2013, all students whose scores are college reportable, both standard and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Aspiration, Academic Standards, Achievement Tests
ACT, Inc., 2016
This report provides information about the performance of Georgia's 2016 graduating seniors who took the ACT as sophomores, juniors, or seniors; and self-reported at the time of testing that they were scheduled to graduate in 2016. Beginning with the Graduating Class of 2013, all students whose scores are college reportable, both standard and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Aspiration, Academic Standards, Achievement Tests
ACT, Inc., 2016
This report provides information about the performance of Colorado's 2016 graduating seniors who took the ACT as sophomores, juniors, or seniors; and self-reported at the time of testing that they were scheduled to graduate in 2016. Beginning with the Graduating Class of 2013, all students whose scores are college reportable, both standard and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Aspiration, Academic Standards, Achievement Tests
ACT, Inc., 2016
This report provides information about the performance of Delaware's 2016 graduating seniors who took the ACT as sophomores, juniors, or seniors; and self-reported at the time of testing that they were scheduled to graduate in 2016. Beginning with the Graduating Class of 2013, all students whose scores are college reportable, both standard and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Aspiration, Academic Standards, Achievement Tests
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