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Tennessee college readiness short of US marks

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - This year's Tennessee high school graduates have fallen short of national results for ACT college readiness benchmarks.

In English, reading, mathematics and science combined, 18% of Tennessee's Class of 2013 achieved college readiness, compared with 26% nationally.

The results were released Wednesday in the ACT's yearly report, "The Condition of College & Career Readiness 2013."

The broadest difference was in math, where 29% of Tennessee graduates met college readiness marks, compared with 44% throughout the U.S. In science, statewide 27% met the mark, while 36% were on target nationally.

In English, the difference was 58% of Tennessee's graduates compared with 64% nationwide. For reading, 36% of Tennessee students met the benchmarks, compared with 44% in the U.S.

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