College-readiness scores show small increase

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky's 8th and 10th graders showed
slight improvement last year on tests looking at their progress
toward college.

The Kentucky Department of Education on Tuesday released the
scores for the EXPLORE and PLAN tests taken in 2011 by tens of
thousands of public school students in the state.

The two tests measure English, math, reading and science.
Between 2010 and 2011, scores either remained the same or showed incremental increases, the department's figures show.

The figures show at least 60 percent of the 8th and 10th graders
met goals in English but students are struggling to reach the
benchmarks in math, reading and science.

Both tests were developed by ACT, Inc., the company whose
college entrance exam is taken by millions of high school students
across the country, including Kentucky.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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