ACT Report: 24 Percent of Graduates College Ready

A report released Tuesday by a nonprofit research and assessment organization indicates that only about a quarter of Texas high school graduates are prepared for college.

The Condition of College and Career Readiness Report for Texas is based on ACT scores, which students typically take so they can use the test to apply for college. Of the 39 percent of graduating seniors who took the ACT, 24 percent of the Class of 2012 met all four benchmarks in English, reading, mathematics and science. That percentage has been stagnant since 2010, and is just below the national average of 25 ...

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