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Report: 'College-ready' Ky. grads on the rise

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Posted at 12:01 AM, Oct 01, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-01 00:01:10-04

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's public high schools continue to produce more graduates deemed prepared for college or careers.

State education officials say nearly seven out of every 10 members of this year's statewide graduating class met the key benchmark. It's a big jump from three years ago, when less than half of Kentucky's graduates met college or career readiness standards.

The assessment and accountability report shows the statewide college/career readiness rate rose to 66.8 percent this year, up from 62.5 percent in 2014. In 2012, just 47.2 percent of graduates were prepared for college or careers.

The report shows the state's four-year high school graduation rate inched upward to 87.9 percent, compared with 87.5 percent the prior year.

Swings in the percentage of students receiving marks of “proficient” or distinguished” varied, depending on grade levels and subjects.