1/4 of Missouri High School Graduates Ready For College

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) — A new study from the education testing company ACT finds only a few students are ready for all subjects (math, English, science, and reading) upon entering college.

ACT crunched the numbers from this year’s high school graduates and found nationally, only 26 percent of students hit all four benchmarks of readiness.

In Illinois they found the number slightly higher at 33 percent of recent high school graduates were ready for higher education, but in Missouri only 24 percent nearly, one in four students, were ready for college.

On the flip side.

ACT also tested current high schoolers. 28 percent of all Missouri high schoolers met all four benchmarks compared to 25 percent of Illinois students.

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