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Study shows startling number of Tennessee HS grads aren't ready for college math, reading

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (OSBORNE)  --  A new report says many of the high school graduates Tennessee sends off to college each year are handicapped by poor math and reading skills.

The state Senate Education Committee released the data Wenesday. The report shows nearly two-thirds of the Metro Nashville grads headed to college aren’t ready to tackle college math. They will likely need remedial help to stay in school.

The report also shows striking disparity between school systems. Eighty-seven  percent of college freshman from Williamson County read at grade level, while just 53 percent of Metro students have college ready reading skills.

The Tennessean has provided an inneractive link to the data allowing you to look up scores for your school system or even your child's particular high school. You will find that inneractive database half way down the page in this article.