Skills for Work, College Readiness Are Found Comparable
The reading and math skills needed for success in the workplace are comparable to those needed for success in the first year of college, a study set for release this week shows.
Conducted by ACT Inc., the study provides some of the first empirical evidence for those contending that the skills needed for work and postsecondary education are converging because of changes in an increasingly global, high-tech economy.
It comes as policymakers and business leaders are pushing the nation’s schools to step up their graduates’ preparation for employment and further study. ( "Economic Trends Fuel Push to Retool Schooling," ...
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