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

Test Shows Only 28% of Ohio Students College-Ready

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.

The Ohio graduates appear to be least prepared for college science courses. Just 35 percent of the state's 2011 graduating class scored high enough to predict they may get a C or better in the typical college freshmen biology course.

Interim president Jon Erickson of ACT's Education Division says in a statement that too many students are still falling through cracks in the education system.