A 3rd Of Texas Students Not Prepared For College
Results from the ACT college entry test appear grim. About a third of Texas high school grads are not ready for college level English, math, reading and science courses.
CEO Bill Hammond at the Texas Association of Business is disappointed.
"Two thirds of the jobs of the future are gonna require post-secondary education. They've got to go on if these positions are gonna be filled."
But Paul Weeks at the ACT says the news isn't all bad.
"In the percentage of both African-American and Hispanic students who are meeting three or four of the benchmarks. So, there is some good news in there."
Weeks says one reason Texas did worse than other states is because the comparison is sometimes apples to oranges. He says some states test all grads, while Texas only tests 40%.