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High School Math, ACT Benchmarks, and College Degree Completion

What's the relationship between math coursework taken in high school and success in college?

A recent ACT research study indicates that students who complete higher-level coursework in high school but do not meet the level of preparation necessary for entry-level, credit-bearing college coursework as indicated by the ACT College Readiness Benchmarks are less likely to succeed in college than students who take fewer higher-level courses but do meet this level of preparation.


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