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New Report: Majority Of 2013 HS Grads Not Prepared For College

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WMDT 47 NEWS - When it comes to being prepared for life after high school, the College Board is saying the majority of 2013 high school graduates are not prepared for college.

According to reports, only 43 percent of the 1.6 million students who took the SAT met the benchmark of college and career readiness. A score of 1550 reportedly shows a student has a 65 percent chance of having at least a B- average during their first year of college. However, some local school officials feel that the test is not an accurate representation of a student.

"The SAT score does not predict dedication, commitment, and the willingness to work hard, and those are the three primary skills or attributes that a student needs to be successful," says Dr. John Andes, professor of practice at Salisbury University.

Dr. Andes says despite the statistics, he is fully confident the 2013 graduates will succeed. However, for those looking to prepare for the SAT's, he says one of the best ways students can prepare is to read as much as possible. He also says that many students often have test anxiety, and taking the College Board practice tests can help.

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