High School Graduates Unprepared for College

POSTED BY: Kelly Choate
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 - 06:02 PM
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The results of ACT college admission tests are in, and the numbers aren't promising.

According to the test scores, only 28% of Ohio high school graduates met college readiness standards in English, reading, math and science.  Vice President of Student Services at Zane State College Dr. Dotty Welch said the statistics are much more positive at Zane State.

"We looked at the data through our institutional research office, and for the last three years, in English, math and reading, we're finding that all of our students who come to us, over 50% of them are testing into college-ready classes," said Welch.

Welch said she attributes Zane State's success to the high schools and career centers that work with the college.

"We have many students in the community who are already taking college classes," said Welch.  "I think there is a push for students to excel and do better in math, English and reading than we have probably seen in the past."

Although the numbers are low across the state, Ohio actually beat the national readiness score of 25%.


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