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Source: International Center for Leadership in Education, 2004 The Changing Nature of Jobs
Education and Jobs in the U.S. Educational Testing Service 2003: Standards for What? The Economic Roots for K-16 Reform Professional 20% Unskilled 60% Skilled 20% Skilled 62% Unskilled 12% Professional 26 % 1950 2000-2010
Students who take advanced classes in high school are more prepared for college-no matter what their grade is.
Students who take more difficult math courses have greater success at attaining a Bachelors Degree Highest Math Studied Percentage of HS Grads Earning Bachelors Calculus 79.8 Pre-Calculus 74.3 Trig 62.2 Algebra II 39.5 Geometry 23.1 Algebra I 7.8 Pre-Algebra 2.3
And what happens if students aren ’ t prepared?
Students who do not meet the ACT requirement or are missing a required course have to take remedial classes
Students who have to take remedial classes :
Still pay full tuition for the class
Do not get any college credit
And many of our students have to take these courses
2000 Northern Kentucky Graduates Attending KY Four Year Institutions Fall 2000 No Remediation 65% At least one Remedial course 35%
And what happens to those students who have to take remedial classes?
They are much less likely to return sophomore year
They are much more likely to have less than a 2.0 and less than 12 credits at the end of one year
They are far less likely to complete a degree
They are much more likely to leave their institution with debt and no degree
ACT/ GPA Requirements for College University of Kentucky 22-27 ACT 3.3-3.9 GPA College Prep Northern Kentucky University Min. 19 (2005) Min. 20 (2006) 3.0 GPA college prep required Thomas More Min. 20 ACT GPA 2.0/ top 80% of class
ACT Scores 2004 www.act.org Composite United States 20.9 Kentucky 20.3 Math 20.7 19.7 Reading 21.3 20.9 Science 20.9 20.4
Courses Add Points to ACT Less than 3 Math Courses 17.3 Algebra I, II and Geometry +1.8 19.1 Advanced Math +1.7 20.8 Trigonometry +1.9 22.7 Calculus +2.3 25
What if a four-year university isn ’ t for me?
Success in the 21 st century requires education or training beyond high school.
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