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Educators: Life Experience Barrier To Low-Income Students

Posted: June 16, 2014 at 6 a.m.

SPRINGDALE -- It isn't graduation rates or grades that keep students out of college. It is a lack of vision and preparedness, educators said.

At A Glance

ACT In Arkansas

How many Arkansans are college-ready by ACT testing standards?

The ACT sets a minimum score for each test which measures a student’s college readiness. If the student reaches the minimum score, they have a 50 percent chance of getting a B or higher in that subject.

Scores below are for the 25,875 Arkansas members of the graduating class of 2013.

SubjectState ScoreNational Score*College-Ready Score

English Composition6364*18

College Algebra3544*22

Social Science3944*22

Biology2936*23

Source: ACT Arkansas 2013 report

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