Archive for March 3rd, 2006

3rd March

First Published in The New York Sun, March 3, 2006

By Andrew Wolf

A report was issued on Wednesday that should come as a surprise at least to those who don’t have contact with college students.The nonprofit company that administers the ACT tests, an alternative to the SATs that is more widely used in other parts of the country, concluded “too many American high school students are graduating without the reading skills they’ll need to succeed in college and in workforce training programs.”
It seems that barely half of the graduating seniors have the skills needed to handle the reading requirements for typical first year college classes. Remember, we’re not talking about the students who drop out. We’re talking about the students who do graduate.