Based on 2005 ACT-tested high school graduates, it appears that only about half of our nation’s ACT-tested high school students are ready for college-level reading. What’s worse, more students are on track to being ready for college-level reading in eighth and tenth grade than are actually ready by the time they reach twelfth grade. College readiness — the level of preparation students need in order to be ready to enroll and succeed without remediation in credit-bearing entry level coursework at a two- or four-year institution, trade school, or technical school — is currently inadequate and should be an expectation for all high school students
Reading between the lines: What the ACT reveals about college readiness in reading. (2006). ACT. Iowa City, Iowa.