The College Board’s 2013 SAT Report on College & Career Readiness reveals that fewer than half of all SAT takers in the class of 2013 graduated from high school academically prepared for the rigors of college-level course work. This number has remained virtually unchanged during the last five years, underscoring a need to dramatically increase the number of students in K–12 who acquire the skills and knowledge that research demonstrates are critical to college readiness.
This year’s report underscores the need to act early in order to propel students forward, and offers a blueprint for progress — showcasing the characteristics of higher-achieving students to help establish best practices and detailing efforts that are already under way to spark breakthroughs in student achievement.
The College Board (2013). 2013 SAT report on college & career readiness. New York City, NY: The College Board.