Once again, we're thankful for Mississippi

Tennessee's ACT scores inch up to 19.7 from 19.5.  On the other hand, we are a state that requires all high school seniors to take the exam, not just college-bound.  By Lisa Fingeroot, writing in The Tennessean.

Tennessee ACT scores scrape bottom

For the second straight year, Tennessee’s high school students scored so poorly on a national college and career readiness test that only Mississippi students received a lower overall score. 
Just 16 percent of Tennessee’s 2012 graduating seniors were fully prepared for college, according to a report released today by ACT, the organization that sponsors the college admissions test of the same name. 
But the finding that raised the most concern among some state and local educators was the growing gap between white and black students. 
Only 7 percent of black students earned scores showing they were ready for college in three or more subjects, a number that hasn’t budged since 2010.


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