(Vevay, Ind.) - A new state report shows many high school students in Kentucky are still not ready for college or a career.
The College Career Readiness Report released Thursday by the Kentucky Department of Education shows just 34 percent of the 2010 graduates in the state are ready for work or higher education.
The indicators of readiness include student performance on the ACT, completion of college placement tests or attainment of an industry-recognized career certificate.
In the Boone County Schools district, the number was better with 46 percent of 1,097 grads were considered prepared.
Only 37 percent of students at Boone County High School in Florence met the criteria.
Students at Ryle High School in Union had the district’s highest preparedness rate at 57 percent.
Forty-six percent of Conner High School grads were prepared along with 40 percent at Randall K. Cooper High School.
Kentucky Department of Education - http://openhouse.education.ky.gov/HighSchoolGraduates.aspx