Report Indicates some College Student may not be quite ready.

Report Indicates some College Student may not be quite ready.

For too many college students, the first thing to do is review high-school material. The phenomenon, which the Illinois State Board of Education says is present in nearly half of Illinois’ community college population, is called remediation.

Illinois Community College Board executive director Karen Hunter Anderson says it’s a national problem. “We’re a part of Complete College America, and we’ve also set the goal of having 60 percent of our adults having a quality diploma or credential by the year 2025,” says Anderson. “We’re currently about 43 percent of our adult population having those requirements.”

Anderson says among the 27 states in the Complete College program, Illinois ranks about eighth in the need for remediation, chiefly in math.

“With the new Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) test, Illinois is equipped to focus on the question of, how ready are our children for what’s coming next?” said ISBE superintendent Tony Smith, Ph.D. “The post-secondary remediation data is an important tool to help us determine how much support our children need when they leave our care.”

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