Data show few high-school seniors are ready for college

05/15/2014 | Christian Science Monitor, The

Fewer than 40% of high-school seniors have the math and reading skills needed to be successful in college, according to an analysis released Wednesday by the National Center for Education Statistics, based on data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress. "A lot of times we're getting kids to graduate by asking less of them, not more of them," said David Conley, director of the Center for Educational Policy Research at the University of Oregon.

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