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"On Course for Success" is available online from ACT, Inc.

Schools that serve a high percentage of minority and low-income students have succeeded in preparing students for college through a combination of rigorous courses, flexible and experienced teachers, and readily available extra help for students who need it, a report concludes.

The report was released last month by ACT Inc., the Iowa City, Iowa-based testing service best known for its college-entrance exam, and the Education Trust, a Washington-based organization that focuses on improving achievement among disadvantaged students. It examines the strategies used to help students in 10 high-performing high schools, nine of which serve a high percentage of students from minority or low-income backgrounds.

Vol. 24, Issue 25, Page 14

Published in Print: March 2, 2005, as College Preparation

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