Are Graduating Seniors Ready for College?

According to A Record Number of HS Graduates Pass ACT College-Readiness Benchmarks, 24% of them are.

This might explain why so many students are failing to graduate in six years.

The report also found that racial achievement gaps on the ACT have widened since 2006. As the average composite score of whites and Asians increased by 0.3 points and 1.1 points respectively, the average score of African-Americans declined 0.2 points.

There is a large disparity between the average ACT scores of various ethnic groups. This year, the average score was 23.4 among Asians; 22.3 among whites; 19 among American Indians; 18.6 among Hispanics; and 16.9 among African-Americans.

Are you seeing a pattern here? Once more Asians, in the same schools-or even lesser ones, than whites are making better scores. Either it is CULTURE that is the largest predictor of success OR intelligence is related to race. You can’t have it both ways.

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