Study: At-Risk Students Struggle To Get Back On Track


Education Week (5/29, Adams) reports on a new study from ACT Inc. which found that at-risk students who are “far off track” are usually unable to reverse their academic performance within four years. According to Education Week, ACT Inc. “examined the progress of students from certain demographic groups, including students from low-income families, those with disabilities, African-American and Hispanic students, and English-language learners. Testing students from these backgrounds who were identified as below grade level in 4th and 8th grades, and again in 8th and 12th grades, researchers found they were generally not able to get back on track, as measured by ACT’s college-readiness benchmarks.”