ACT: Mississippi ranks last in national college readiness
by MBJ Staff
Published: August 21,2011
According to the ACT’s “Condition of College and Career Readiness” report released Aug. 17, the Mississippi graduating class of 2011 had the lowest percentages in the nation of students meeting the ACT benchmarks on subject area tests.
Only 10 percent of Mississippi’s class of 2011 students met all four college readiness benchmarks in English, reading, math and science, in contrast to the national average of 25 percent.
Benchmarks are scores on the ACT subject area tests that represent the level of achievement required for students to have a 50 percent chance of obtaining a B or higher…
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