ERIC Number: EJ1007543
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Feb-20
Remedial Placements Found to Be Overused
Sparks, Sarah D.
Education Week, v32 n21 p1, 21 Feb 2013
At a time when more high schools are looking to their graduates' college-remediation rates as a clue to how well they prepare students for college and careers, new research findings suggest a significant portion of students who test into remedial classes don't actually need them. Separate studies from Teachers College, Columbia University, and the Harvard Graduate School of Education come to the same conclusion. The problem is coming to the fore as more states move to align their academic standards for college and career readiness with the Common Core State Standards and federal Race to the Top requirements and more high schools receive data on how their graduates are faring in colleges.
Descriptors: Academic Standards, State Standards, High Schools, Career Readiness, College Readiness, College Bound Students, High School Graduates, Remedial Programs, Remedial Instruction, College Students, Higher Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Race to the Top
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: ACT Assessment; SAT (College Admission Test)