Estimates suggest only 10 percent of AZ juniors are on track for success

| August 26, 2015

By Rebecca Lindgren • Helios Education FoundationAZEDNEWS

Recently, Helios Education Foundation contracted with NORC at the University of Chicago, a national research firm, to examine data and provide statewide estimates of mean ACT achievement and college readiness.

Based on the report, only 10 percent of Arizona’s high school juniors would be considered college and career ready as identified by the four subject-area benchmarks tested by the ACT.

In addition, the study highlighted that the low college and career readiness rate is not evenly spread across our student population. The data showed that about 22 percent of White students in 2013 met all four benchmarks, while only four percent of Hispanic/Latino students met all four benchmarks.

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