ACT Annual Report Released on College and Career Readiness

The Condition of College and Career Readiness, 2010

“Since 1959, ACT has collected and reported data on students’ academic readiness for college. Because becoming ready for college and career is a process that occurs throughout elementary and secondary education, measuring academic performance over time in the context of college and career readiness provides meaningful and compelling information about the college readiness of students.”

Additional Resources-County Indicators, Public School Enrollment, Graying Labor Force, Levels of Education Needed to Support Ohio Economy, & Improving College Degree Completition

The Environmental Scan Team at Zanesville makes the following recommendations for sources that it has found to be useful:

Ohio Department of Development, Ohio County Indicators, July 2009. This report has more than 175 pages of county and state date on income, demographics, percentage of employment by economic sector, etc.  http://www.development.ohio.gov/research/files/s100.pdf

This news article talks about the coming public school enrollment decline in many areas of the state http://www.economicscenter.org/sites/ecer.civicactions.net/files/reports/Ohio%20Braces%20for%20Enrollment%20Decline.pdf

This 2008 study from Ohio’s Job and Family Services looks at Ohio’s Graying Labor Force through 2016. http://lmi.state.oh.us/research/2016Graying.pdf

OSU’s P-12 Project did this report, “Knowledge is Power” in 2008 outlining the relationship between Ohio’s future economy and jobs and levels of education needed.  http://p12.osu.edu/reports/UWreport.pdf

Also an additional resource passed along by Candace Boeninger

College Board Advocacy & Policy Center, The College Completion Agenda

“The percentage of American adults with postsecondary credentials is not keeping pace with other industrialized nations. Improving postsecondary success for all our citizens, but most urgently for low-income and minority students, is critical to our nation’s economic and social health. To help policymakers and educators achieve the goal of 55% by 2025, The College Board Advocacy & Policy Center has developed the College Completion Agenda — incorporating a Progress Report that will be updated annually and a companion State Policy Guide that was co-created with the National Conference of State Legislatures.”