Testing Arne Duncan
From The Chicago Tribune
Earlier this month, the Chicago Tribune performed an analysis comparing the ACT’s definition of college readiness to Illinois’ definition, finding dramatic differences which could impact what figures parents rely on when choosing a high school or when gauging the expectations and learning atmosphere at schools. According to the ACT, only a quarter of Illinois’ 2013 graduates were considered ready for key freshman classes, while the state said that about 46 percent of those same students were prepared for college coursework. In addition to considering overall differences in definitions, the Tribune looked at high schools across the state to see how the ACT and Illinois compared in their definitions of college readiness.