Tests show 23% of Okla. students are ready for college


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Updated: 8/21/2013 9:23 pm Published: 8/21/2013 1:19 pm


Some startling statistics out show only 23% of graduating high school students in Oklahoma are ready for college or a career.

The company that makes the ACT, college readiness exam similar to the SAT, released numbers on Wednesday. Of the Oklahoma students who took the ACT this past year just 23% met benchmarks in English, reading, science, and math.

The National Education Association says students need more resources and support at home and in the classroom.

“Educators should believe, the system should believe, society should believe that all children can learn. We should hold all children to high expectations,” said a member of NEA, Bill Raabe.

Oklahoma has improved since 2009, when only 18% of students met all four benchmarks of the ACT.


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USEagle - 8/22/2013 9:20 AM
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Spending is NOT the issue. Teaching is.

NavyBean - 8/21/2013 10:51 PM
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Is this really that surprising when Oklahoma is ranked the 48th state for education spending?

Mayor Maynot - 8/21/2013 4:07 PM
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Reality :-) In this computerized era they have become accustomed to letting the machine do it for them. Seldom looking back to check on wether or not it was done properly by the machine. With or without that there is enough over riding intuitiveness that allows (us) to fill in the void #8 ^]] towards what (we) think or think (we) think.

Reality - 8/21/2013 3:25 PM
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So the person that wrote this title was in the other 77%? "Test shows an 23% of Okla. students ready for college"
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