This year's Kentucky high school graduates fell short when measured against national results for ACT college readiness benchmarks but the state is making improvements. In English, reading, mathematics and science combined, 18% of Kentucky's Class of 2013 achieved college readiness, compared with 26% nationally. The results were released today. Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday says students and teachers have made progress during the past five years.
The broadest difference was in math, where 30% of Kentucky graduates met college readiness marks, compared with 44%throughout the U.S. In science, statewide 28% met the mark, while 36% were on target nationally. In English, the difference was 57% of Kentucky's graduates compared with 64% nationwide. For reading, 36% of Kentucky students met the benchmarks, compared with 44% in the U.S.