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Students need stronger college, workforce skills

By Laura Devaney, Managing Editor, @eSN_Laura
January 28th, 2014

Elementary, middle school students could develop better research and critical thinking skills

students-skillsStudents are comfortable using technology, but they often lack important research and information literacy skills, according to a new survey that aims to gauge students’ skills in areas critical to college and workplace success.

Statistics from previous surveys indicate that U.S. students may not be well-equipped to compete with their peers from other countries.

In fact, The College Board’s 2013 SAT Report on College and Career Readiness indicates that 57 percent of high school grads do not meet the college- and career-readiness benchmark.

(Next page: How students performed)