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First-Gen College Students are Not Academically Prepared

student-first-genACT 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.