How will college-readiness be defined on the nation's report card?

The National Assessment Governing Board has agreed on a new definition for "college prepared," which will be used to help guide the National Assessment of Educational Progress, known as "the nation's report card." The definition, based on numerous studies and other data, will state that students who pass the exams "possess the knowledge, skills and abilities [in those subjects] to make them academically prepared for college." The definition will be used with the scores of next year's 12th-grade test in reading and math.

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