Kentucky higher education is seeing a clear decline in the percent of entering students who come with ACT scores that could place them in developmental, rather than credit-bearing courses. The chart above reflects recent Kentucky high school graduates (from public and private schools alike) entering Kentucky colleges and universities (both public and non-profit) in recent years. The Council for Postsecondary included this news in a great set of high school feedback reports released today.
As an added plus, that trend happened in a period when the number of students going on to college was growing steadily: the students who met the readiness standards were a growing share of a growing group.
As an important caution, the 2010 entering class will face higher readiness standards at our public institutions. The chart above reflects students who fell short of an 18 score on the English, mathematics, and reading portions of the ACT. The new standards require and 18 in English, a 19 in mathematics, and a 20 in reading.
The same CPE website page now offers high school feedback reports for each school, district, and region of the state, and readers should definitely check these fresh results.