Average scores on the ACT college entrance exam held steady for the high school class of 2009, a sign of modest progress considering the pool of students taking the test continues to expand, reports the Associated Press -- and yet the scores suggest many students still enter college unprepared for college-level work in some subjects. Nationally, more students earned scores indicating they're prepared to succeed in college in all four areas tested by the ACT: English, math, reading, and science. However, the increases were slight, and more than three-quarters of graduates still fail to meet that benchmark, suggesting those who...

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