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College Readiness

THE UNPREPARED NATION: College Readiness Today Many of today's high school students are graduating without the skills or knowledge necessary to succeed in college. As a result, many require remediation or drop out of college. We explore how unprepared U.S. students really are, and discuss the implications. Dropout Nation Nationwide, only 56 percent of students who begin postsecondary education receive a degree within six years. Here's how it breaks down by state. (Graduation Rate) 20%- 29% 30% - 39% 40% - 49% 50%- 59% 60+% 63% Washington 57% Maine 45% Montana 47% North Dakota 60% Minnesota 57% Oregon 58% Wisconsin 59% 42% 45% 55% Idaho New York South Dakota 55% Wyoming Michigan 66% Pennsylvania 63% 55% 36% Nevada lowa Nebraska 55% 64% vermont 59% Illinois 56% Indiana Ohio 44% West Virginia Virginia 69% Massachusetts 52% 61% New Hampshire 53% Colorado 63% Utah 64% California 53% 56% 48% Kentucky 52% Tennessee Kansas Missouri 66% Rhode Island 59% North Carolina 66% Connecticut 44% Oklahoma 54% 58% South Carolina 63% New Jersey 41% 39% New Mexico Arizona Arkansas 60% Delaware 47% 48% 64% Maryland 52% Alabama Georgia Mississippi 49% 41% Louisiana Texas 47% Florida 27% Alaska 42% Rate is the percentage of first-time undergraduate degree-seeking students earning any formal award (certificate, associate, bachelor's degree) within six years at degree-granting institutions as of 2009. Hawaii College Remediation Is Failing Our Students Students who require remediation before beginning regular coursework have a lower chance of graduating than those who do not require remediation. Greater than 1/3 1/2 of U.S. college students require remediation. of U.S. college students who require remediation do not receive a bachelor's degree. Why Preparedness Matters- Students who require remediation have a much greater chance of dropping out of college, leading to fewer job opportunities, lower lifetime wages, and reduced global competitiveness. National Economy Based on a study of college students enrlled $5.6 billion in 2007-08, remediation cost the nation in direct education costs for students who $3.6 billion weren't prepared for postsecondary work $2.0 billion in lost lifetime wages, since students who require remediation are more likely to drop out without a degree aed noneros elit.Curabit rutrum mauris massa, eget porta Imperdiet nis ipsum. 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Nullam Doctoral 1.9% degree 50% 47% Norway, New Zealand 45% United Kingdom, Australia 43% France 41% United States 40% "America's education system has been fundamental to its success as a nation. Canada 39% But the way we prepare students has barely changed in 100 years. If we don't United States 36% O start innovating in education to make it better and more accessible, we won't • 35% Poland fulfill our commitment to equal opportunity, and our competitiveness will fall behind that of other countries." – Bill Gates 30% New Zealand 29% Norway 28% Australia 27% 26% Germany United Kingdom 25% Korea, Germany 23% France 22% 20% 20% Mexico, Italy 17% Turkey Mexico 13% . "The generation of scientists and engineers who were motivated to go into Poland 11% 10% science by the threat of Sputnik in 1957 and the inspiration of JFK are reaching Italy 9% Turkey 8% their retirement years and are not being replaced in the numbers that they must be if an advanced economy like that of the United States is to remain at the head of the pack."- Thomas Friedman, The World Is Flat 0% How Unprepared Are Our Students? According to administrators of the ACT college entrance exam, only a quarter of high school graduates in 2011 met college readiness benchmarks in all four subjects. MET ALL 4 BENCHMARKS MET NO BENCHMARKS 25% 66% 28% 52% 15% MET 3 BENCHMARKS 15% 17% 45% MET I BENCHMARK 30% MET 2 BENCHMARKS Percentage of ACT-tested high school graduates meeting college readiness benchmarks Preparedness Perceptions - High school and college instructors have vastly different perceptions of how ready freshman are for college coursework. Increased collaboration among K-12 and higher education teachers around college readiness standards will be key to improving remediation rates. How well prepared are students for college work? ACT National Curriculum Survey ® 2009: 2,761 higher school teachers and 2,831 post-secondary teachers surveyed. High School Instructors College Instructors 9% not well prepared 26% well prepared 91% well prepared 74% not well prepared "At ASU, depending on the year, it might be anywhere between 10% and 20% placement into Developmental Mathematics. And the problem with that is that if students don't get mathematics at the outset of their university career, the probability of actually getting through in four or five or six years is much, much lower than students who are adequately prepared in mathematics." - Philip Regier, Executive Vice Provost and Dean ASU Online and Extended Campus Arizona State University WATCH FOR PART 2 Who Is Tackling the Problem of College Readiness? SOURCES: NATIONAL CENTER FOR EDUCATION STATISTICS // NATIONAL CENTER FOR HIGHER EDUCATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS KNEWTON ACT.ORG // "THE PROPAGANDA OF NUMBERS" AND "THE TOOLBOX REVISITED" BY C. ADELMAN / U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION ALLIANCE FOR EXCELLENT EDUCATION / MAGUIRE ASSOCIATES / THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS // GATES FOUNDATION ןו נווחוaaידTaa ENGLISH READING MATH O SCIENCE

College Readiness

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Many of today's high school students are graduating without the skills or knowledge necessary to succeed in college. As a result, many require remediation or drop out of college. We explore how unprep...


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