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  • Kindergarten to CollegeFocus: College ReadinessSlides excerpted from: College Readiness ReportAcademic and Student Affairs Information Item November 19, 2009& Montana Math and Science Teacher Initiative PresentationNovember 18, 2009*

  • Number of Tests TakenOf Montanas 2009 high school graduates: 54% took ACT, 22% took SAT, and 70% took MUSWA tests. *

  • AveragesMontanas class of 2009 averages were above national averages and college-readiness thresholds.*

  • Readiness ThresholdsDepending on the measure used, 48% to 81% of the students tested College Ready.*

  • Students Planned Majors & ACT Scores19%: Health Sciences and Related Fields (21.9)15%: Undecided(21.9)9%: Agriculture Sciences and Technologies (19.9)7% Business and Management (21.2)6% Biological and Physical Sciences(24.2)6% Social Sciences (24.2)6% Visual and Performing Arts (22.1)5% Engineering: (24.5)

    Based on 5,960 Montana High School Students

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  • College Readiness by SubjectACT conducts studies to set minimum thresholds at which students will have a 75% chance of earning Cs or higher as freshmen in college. The reading score predicts success in history and science predicts biology. *

  • An Example of Aspiration/Readiness DisconnectOf those students interested in Health Care Fields:71% are ready for college composition55% are ready for college social sciences30% are ready for college mathematics19% are ready for college biology

    Based on ACT English, Reading, Math, and Science scores and ACT Interest Inventory

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  • The Value of a Rigorous CoreThe College Board defines Core as 4 yrs of English, 3 yrs math, 3 yrs science, & 3 yrs social sciences*

  • Writing Proficiency Based on MUSWA These trend lines are based on both an increasing number of test-takers and increasing scores. In 2001, 3,365 students tested, 228 of whom were American Indian. In 2009, 7,753 students tested, 534 of whom were American Indian. *

  • Developmental Education in the MUS Serves Students Not-Yet ReadyThese rates are for the MUS only and do not include Community or Tribal Colleges. In 2009, Common Course Numbering corrected possible errors in classification of developmental courses. *

  • For More InformationGo to the Montana University System Preparing for College Website: http://mus.edu/collegeprep.aspAdmissions standardsCharts, graphs, helpful linksMathematics Proficiency Initiative Writing Proficiency Initiative

    Contact the Director of Academic InitiativesJan Clinard, Ed.D.406-444-0652jclinard@montana.edu

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