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Data Matters: Low-Income and Black Students Not Meeting College-Entrance Benchmarks

By Rebecca L. Weber

We take a closer look at these groups of students and college readiness.

ACT recently released two sobering reports showing that many low-income and black students are failing to meet college-readiness benchmarks. Most of these students say they want to go to college but are not prepared academically to succeed. College-readiness gaps in these groups emerge at an earlier age, compared with the general population.

ACT recommendations include the expansion of college access and readiness programs and the use of innovative approaches to developmental education.

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Rebecca L. Weber

is a contributor to the 21st-Century Center.

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