Remediation rises with high school grad rate

As North Carolina’s high school graduation rate rose by 2.3 percent from 2006 to 2009, the community college remediation rate increased by 7 percent, according to the John Locke Foundation.

Sixty-four percent of high school graduates who go on to community college needed to take remedial courses in English, reading, and/or mathematics before they were ready for college-level work.

“Low academic standards and expectations are one of a number of factors that provide marginal students an easier path to graduation, thereby helping to increase North Carolina’s graduation rate,” concludes Dr. Terry Stoops.

POSTED BY Joanne Jacobs ON October 6, 2011

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