Local

Tennessee college readiness short of US marks

Tennessee college readiness short of US marks

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — This year’s Tennessee high school graduates have fallen short of national results for ACT college readiness benchmarks.

In English, reading, mathematics and science combined, 18 percent of Tennessee’s Class of 2013 achieved college readiness, compared with 26 percent nationally.

The results were released Wednesday in the ACT’s yearly report, “The Condition of College & Career Readiness 2013.”

The broadest difference was in math, where 29 percent of Tennessee graduates met college readiness marks, compared with 44 percent throughout the U.S. In science, statewide 27 percent met the mark, while 36 percent were on target nationally.

In English, the difference was 58 percent of Tennessee’s graduates compared with 64 percent nationwide. For reading, 36 percent of Tennessee students met the benchmarks, compared with 44 percent in the U.S.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

Recent Headlines

Altra-Federal-Credit-Union-Clarksville-check-presentation

yesterday in Lifestyle

AFCU presents check to Big Brothers/Big Sisters

The check will help fund the mentoring program

Updated
Jennie Ramey 110th Birthday Party 022

yesterday in Lifestyle

Clarksville woman celebrates 110th birthday

Family and friends join Miss Jennie Ramey for her birthday festivities

jobs

yesterday in Military, News

Employment Summit to help soldiers transition to civilian life

Forum will help soldiers and family members find employment