Survey finds US high schools, colleges at odds on students' preparedness

April 22, 2013

A new survey from American College Testing (ACT) demonstrates the continued gap between those who teach in secondary school and those who teach in PSE when it comes to their perceptions of the college preparation of today's students. Close to 90% of responding high school teachers told ACT their students are either "well" or "very well" prepared for PSE-level work in their subject area after leaving their courses. But just 26% of college instructors surveyed reported that their incoming students are either "well" or "very well" prepared for first-year credit-bearing courses in their subject area. The percentages are virtually unchanged from a similar survey conducted in 2009. ACT News Release | Inside Higher Ed