My blog discusses the important and complex subjects of college completion, college success, student risk factors (for failing), college readiness, and academic preparation. I will explore the pieces of the college puzzle that heavily influence, if not determine, college success rates.
High Scoring Massachusetts also Has High Remediation
Massachusetts is among the highest scoring states on k-8 Naep, and is viewed as a national model for reform of k-12. But in a new study published by Boston.Com the state concluded its remediation rates for entering students at public colleges is very high- 65% at community colleges and over 20% at four year colleges. This is about average for all states under my estimates for remediation.-, even though the US Education Dept uses much lower numbers for remediation.
But Ma sends 80% of its high school graduates to postsecondary education which is also among the highest in USA. This may account for some of the remdiation. Ca sends just over 60% of its high school grads to college, and has even higher remediation rates than Ma.
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