Thursday June 20, 2013
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NPR says that the 2012 results on the ACT shows that 25 percent of high schoolers who took the ACT are college ready. That means that they have tested proficient in English, reading, math and science.
Just as an aside, the ACT people add that, "College readiness in English and math has remained largely unchanged for the past five years, but science and math scores increased slightly from 2008 to 2012."
So. Bad news or good news?
Hm-m-m-m. How do we judge that?
Think back to your high school graduating class. How many of them went to college?
Or try this: Go open your year book and look at the faces. Hard!
How many of those faces you are seeing are college material? All? Half? A quarter? Ten percent? Five percent? None?
We'd all love hearing what you have to say.
I'm going to go upstairs later, open my yearbook, and do the same thing. After I hear from you I'll report on what I decided.
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