First-Gen College Students are Not Academically Prepared
ACT and Council for Opportunity in Education (COE) report examines the college and career readiness of students whose parents did not receive postsecondary education. From the report:
“The report, The Condition of College & Career Readiness 2013: First-Generation Students, shows that 52 percent of first-generation 2013 high school graduates who took the ACT® college readiness assessment met none of the four ACT College Readiness Benchmarks. That compares to 31 percent of all ACT-tested graduates who met none of the benchmarks… Conversely, only 9 percent of first-generation students met all four of ACT’s benchmarks, compared to 26 percent of all ACT-tested graduates who met all four benchmarks.”
Read the report here.
Download the full report (.pdf) here.