Well, this article in the NY Times states only about 1/2 of those entering college have the reading skills they need to succeed in college. The results from ACT found out of 1.2 million who took the test 1 in 4 are ready for college in all four subjects: reading, english, math & science.
The results showed:
Now only 40% of those who graduated took the ACT. One would think those who took it are those who are thinking college & most likely because they are doing well in school. I wonder what the percentage would be then if more took it? Illinois & Colorado requires all students to take the ACT, even if you do not plan to go to college.
Only 56% of who took the ACT completed the core curriculum which is recommended for college bound students. Interesting 56% of those who took the ACT were also women!
Students then expect to do so well in college & do not realize they are not coming in with the skills to succeed. It is frustrating for them & their professors as well.