College readiness among Hispanic students improving

The ACT test has just released its annual report, The Condition of College & Career Readiness 2011, and shows that overall, college and career readiness among 2011 Hispanic U.S. high school graduates who took the ACT test shows slow but steady improvement, particularly in the key areas of math & science.

Some other key findings:

  • 11% of 2011 Hispanic graduates who took the ACT exam met or surpassed all four of the ACT College Readiness Benchmarks
  • 30% of Hispanic graduates met or exceeded the ACT College Readiness Benchmark in math – one of the most improved subject areas
  • However, 45% of Hispanic test-takers in the 2011 grad class failed to meet any of the four benchmarks
  • The number of Hispanic test-takers over the past five years has grown dramatically – more than 200,000 took the ACT test in 2011

For more details around the ACT College Readiness Benchmarks and findings from the study, please see the press release here – or download the full report (PDF).