More students graduating high school college-ready according to new ACT report

According to ACT’s The Condition of College & Career Readiness 2015 report released earlier this week, a growing proportion of high school students are graduating from high school college-ready. While overall scores remained flat, more students scored high enough to reach the ACT college-ready benchmarks in each of the test’s four subject areas- English, reading,

CPE releases second part of study analyzing how schools prepare non-college goers for success

Last fall, we introduced the first installment of a series that examined the characteristics and outcomes of high school graduates who don’t go on to college. We called it The Path Least Taken because, much to our surprise, the percentage of students who had not advanced to college by the time they turned 26 was

More Students Taking Advanced Placement But College Readiness Remains Flat

In a departure from past releases, this year’s SAT results included results from the College Board’s two other testing programs— the PSAT/NMSQT and their Advanced Placement (AP) exams— providing a more complete picture of student progress towards college readiness throughout high school. This year’s picture provides evidence that more students, especially poor and minority students,

New CPE study examines background, outcomes of high school graduates who don’t advance to college

The Center for Public Education is pleased to present The Path Least Taken, the first installment of a series that looks at the characteristics and outcomes of high school graduates who don’t go on to college. Jim Hull, CPE’s senior policy analyst, sifted through data from the National Center for Education Statistics’ Educational Longitudinal Study of 2002