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Company says only a fraction of high school grads ready for college
(NEWSCHANNEL 3) - According to testing company A.C.T., only a fraction of this year's college freshman are ready for the next step.
The company reveals just a quarter of high school graduates who took the tests this year have the reading, math, english, and science skills needed for college.
That number is even lower for black high school students--at just 5 percent.
The company says that while the scores are shocking, there are several factors.
For one, more students are taking the exam than before, and some of them have no intention of attending college.