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Is there a knowledge gap between high school and college?

College prep in high school

Book Display: Niles West High School 50th Anniversary (Photo credit: Skokie Public Library)

During the college application process, you probably spent a lot of time thinking about which college you liked best, which one you could afford, and which one had the programs you were interested in. You also probably worried whether your college of choice would accept you, whether your grades were good enough, or whether you had done enough extracurriculars. But did you think or worry about if your high school curriculum had prepared you for college? Probably not. But the most recent ACT National Curriculum Survey® found that there continues to be a big knowledge gap between high school teachers and college instructors as to how prepared our nation’s high school students are for college. Read more