Measuring College and Career Readiness represents a snapshot of the ACT-tested graduates in the class of 2009 and focuses on their readiness for college and careers. Designed to inform policymakers and practitioners about selected indicators of effectiveness, it is not intended to be comprehensive but instead is designed to help stimulate discussion, inquiry and action.
Academic Achievement and Nonacademic
|Full Report||ACT Profile Report National
(includes all sections listed below)
|Section I||Executive Summary
|Section II||Academic Achievement
|Section III||College Readiness and the Impact of Course Rigor
|Section IV||Career and Educational Aspirations
|Section V||Optional Writing Test Results
The results profiled in this report are based on all students who took the ACT during their sophomore, junior or senior year and who graduated from high school in the spring of 2009. If a student tested more than once, only his/her most recent test record is used. Due to the increasing number of repeat test-takers, ACT expanded the number of student-specific variables used to match multiple student records in 2002. Those students who tested residually or under extended time conditions are not included.
It should be noted that graduating students who take the ACT are not necessarily representative of graduating students nationally. Students who live in the Midwest, Rocky Mountains, Plains and southern regions of the country are overrepresented among ACT-tested students as compared to graduating students nationally.
Caution should be used in making comparisons between state and national norms. State norms may differ from national norms for noneducational reasons, such as the demographic makeup of a state's ACT-tested graduates compared to the nation.
Since the ACT is designed for students who plan to attend college, the focus is on students who completed the recommended college preparatory courses. The recommended college core courses, as defined by ACT, include:
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