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The Condition of College & Career Readiness, 2011.

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Since 1959, ACT has collected and reported data on students' academic readiness for college. This report provides a college and career readiness snapshot of the ACT-tested high school class of 2011. ACT has long defined college and career readiness as the acquisition of the knowledge and skills a student needs to enroll and succeed in credit-bearing first-year courses at a postsecondary institution (such as a two- or four-year college, trade school, or technical school) without the need for remediation. Empirically derived, ACT's College Readiness Benchmarks are the minimum scores needed on the ACT subject area tests to indicate a 50% chance of obtaining a B or higher or about a 75% chance of obtaining a C or higher in corresponding first-year credit-bearing college courses. Measuring academic performance in the context of college and career readiness--focusing on the number and percentages of students meeting or exceeding the ACT College Readiness Benchmarks--provides meaningful and compelling information about the academic readiness of students. "The Condition of College & Career Readiness" highlights that information. This report is organized into six sections: (1) College Readiness; (2) Educational/Career Aspirations & Economic Development; (3) Access & Preparation; (4) Academic Performance; (5) Academic Achievement & Academic Behaviors; and (6) Policies & Practices to Increase Readiness. (Contains 1 footnote.)

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Publication:ERIC: Reports
Article Type:Report
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Jan 1, 2011
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