College Readiness

Education
12:17 pm
Wed November 21, 2012

Learn to Earn Aims to Improve College Readiness

A new education initiative has launched in Dayton. At an event yesterday, hundreds of community and business leaders gathered for Learn to Earn. The goal is to bring together education and community members to provide students with an education that will equip them to go on to college. It will give a specific focus to high poverty areas to improve kindergarten readiness, third grade reading proficiency, 9th to 10th grade transitions and college enrollment. The nonprofit organization aims to increase the percentage of students with college degrees from 34% currently to 50% by 2025.

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Education
7:04 am
Wed November 21, 2012

College Readiness Exam Replacing Ohio Grad Test

State education leaders have agreed to replace the Ohio Graduation Test with a nationally standardized college readiness test, such as the ACT, and 10 subject-area exams.

The college readiness test could be offered free to all Ohio sophomores as soon as next year under the timeline announced Tuesday by the state Education Department, Board of Regents and state school board.

That test and the 10 subject-area exams that replace the OGT would be required by the 2014-15 school year.

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Statewide News, Education
10:43 am
Wed August 17, 2011

Test Shows Only 28% of Ohio Students College-Ready

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COLUMBUS, Ohio - Results of ACT college-admission tests suggest that nearly three-quarters of Ohio high school graduates aren't completely prepared for college.

Test results released today show that only 28 percent of test-takers in the Class of 2011 at Ohio public and private high schools met college readiness standards in English, reading, math and science.

The state beat the national readiness score of 25 percent.

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