Council on Postsecondary Education
STATEMENT FROM TOM LAYZELL
“Over the past five years, Kentucky's rate of improvement has exceeded the nation's in each ACT testing area,” stated Tom Layzell, president of the Council on Postsecondary Education.
“More high school students graduating prepared for college is mission critical to Kentucky’s future. With Senate Bill 130's statewide administration of the ACT, more Kentucky students will have college-going on their minds, and with statewide EPAS assessments in eighth and tenth grade, more students will get a head start in preparing for the ACT and getting ready for college.”
Kentucky’s postsecondary and adult education system is improving the economic vitality of the Commonwealth and the lives of Kentuckians. By raising educational attainment to the national average by 2020, Kentucky will attract higher wage and knowledge-based business and industry and the overall quality of life for Kentuckians will improve with higher incomes and levels of employment, better health, less obesity, more volunteerism, and lower crime and public assistance rates.