Meanwhile, the majority of high school graduates are unprepared for the challenges of college and careers. These students’ opportunities are limited or delayed.
- More than 60% of high school graduates who took the ACT in 2014 are not ready for first year college level work. Source: ACT “The Condition of College and Career Readiness” 2014
- Thirty percent of high school graduates can’t pass the United States military entrance exam, which is focused just on basic reading and math skills. Source: Council on Foreign Relations report “U.S. Education Reform and National Security”
- More than 50 percent of students entering two-year colleges and nearly 20 percent of those entering four-year universities are placed in remedial classes. Source: Complete College America “Remediation: College’s Bridge to Nowhere,” 2012; IES “Statistics in Brief,” 2013