More than 75-percent of 2011 high school graduates aren't ready for college. That's according to the Illinois ACT Profile Report, which shows student's score an average 20-point-nine on the standardized test. That's slightly below the national average of 21-point-one.
Mary McClelland with Stand For Children Illinois says the high number of unprepared students highlights a disconnect between students and the education system. She says reversing that trend will take efforts from students, parents, and teachers.