K12: Are today's high school students really ready for college?
According to a recent study released by the ACT, they are not. Only 26 percent of students who took the ACT were ready for college-level work in all four-core areas, while 19 percent were not adequately prepared in any of them.
High School students need to have the proper support to be prepared for college. The schools need to have the resources and an environment that fosters learning. These factors and family support are some of the most important for the success of the student.
Students who have an academic history of high grades and college preparatory classes are more than likely to be successful in college. College bound students do however need to start with college prep classes as early as possible to be best prepared for further academic endeavors.
High school students need also be prepared for standardized testing at the end of their junior year that determines whether or not they will be accepted to a college. They will need to take wither the SAT, ACT " or both. The test score in combination with your GPA will be the two main factors that determine whether or not you will be accepted to the college of your choice.