Report: Just 1 in 4 high-school grads ready for college

08/22/2013 | U.S. News & World Report

Only 26% of high-school graduates reached college-readiness benchmarks in all four subjects on the 2013 ACT exam, according to new data from the testing company. Minnesota and Wisconsin were the only two states where more than half of high-school graduates met three or more benchmarks, and overall scores have remained mostly unchanged over the past five years, the data show. "The gaps between minority groups are still too large. While it's good that it's not getting larger, the bad news is it's not getting smaller," ACT President Jon Erickson said.

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