Nevada high school grads last again in college preparedness

This is how Nevada high school graduates fared on the ACT test this year — dead last again in all categories of college preparedness.

Here are the average scores by subject:

The scores were almost the same as last year’s.


8 comments on “Nevada high school grads last again in college preparedness

  1. Bruce Feher says:

    And this is a surprise?
    ESAs NOW!

  2. deleted says:

    Is it a surprise that red states are less prepared than blue states?

    Must be those liberal professors fault.

    Oh wait…

  3. The legislatures of Texas, Louisiana and Florida are all majority GOP.

  4. Barbara says:

    Wouldn’t these stats be more useful if the same percentage of all kids were tested? Never been a mathematician, but just looking at the chart it seems the lower the pool the higher the outcome. In any event, Nevada’s results are not good. Why do we require that kids not going to college take these exams? If I know I’m not going to college do I have any incentive to take the test seriously?

  5. There are other states that test 100 percent just to see how well they doing in educating all children and Nevada is last among those, too.

  6. iShrug says:

    I’m looking at the first column, “percent of graduates tested.” For some states, as few as 18% were tested. Not sure what the statistical significance of these tables is, for the purpose of ranking.

    I agree that the overall performance of Nevada graduates is pathetic. Which means they are perfect candidates for Poison Ivy League colleges.

  7. deleted says:

    So the US pays it’s teachers 60% of what the teachers in the countries that are kicking our butts everytime we are tested and compared.

    Goes back to the conservative ideal I guess “drown ’em in the bathtub. That’ll show us…er ah, them!

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