SAT College & Career Readiness Underscores Serious Fear for the Future of America

24/7 Wall Street blog reports on a study issued by the College Board (www.collegeboard.org) on SAT performance and a student’s ability to succeed in college.

According to the report, less than half of the students who score below the “SAT College and Career Readiness Benchmark” SAT score, which is an SAT score of 1550 out of a possible 2050, will enroll in a 4 year college or university. Additionally, of those students that do not acheive the “benchmark” SAT score, only about 27% complete their undergraduate college education within 4 years, as compared with 54% of students achieving the benchmark.

The study contains other very important observations from the College Board, including the role of the “Core Curriculum” and performance on the SAT and college readiness of underrepresented minorities.

The full report can be downloaded at ( http://press.collegeboard.org/releases/2013/stagnant-2013-sat-results-require-action?affiliateId=cbhomehero&bannerId=CBS2013-Slot1).

24/7 Wall St.

educationIf you are a student in kindergarten through 12th grade (or if you are a parent of one), you better get your head back into those school books rather than spending all your time texting, watching online videos and wasting time with social media. The latest data released from the College Board via the 2013 SAT Report on College & Career Readiness have evaluated SAT test taking and the results are pathetic. The cover of the full report (a PDF file) shows a bunch of teens mostly smiling, but actually they all should be shown scratching their heads or crying. With student debt at close to $1 trillion, some added focus needs to be made here.

The College Board’s 2013 SAT Report on College & Career Readiness indicates that less than half of all SAT takers in the class of 2013 actually graduated from high school academically prepared to handle…

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I am an Associate Professor of accounting at Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY. Additionally, I have more than 30 years of professional accounting experience in various capacities including auditing, accounting standard setting and corporate accounting policy.
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