[caption id="attachment_43589" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Students are slowly moving toward college and career readiness, though racial and ethnic gaps remain."]Students slowly move toward college and career readiness while racial and ethnic gaps remain.[/caption]

Only 24 percent of 2010 high school graduates who took the ACT met or surpassed all four of the ACT College Readiness Benchmarks, and while there is much room for improvement, college and career readiness advocates are encouraged by the increase in this year's figure—up from 21 percent in 2006 and 23 percent in 2009.

The results reflect a slow but steady...

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