One-Third of Recent High School Graduates Need Remediation Courses

, Spencer Irvine, Leave a comment

From the John Locke Foundation:

Last year, 34 percent of 2015 high school graduates enrolled in one or more developmental math and/or English courses at a North Carolina community college.  This is a sharp decrease from the year before when 42 percent of 2014 high school graduates enrolled in at least one remedial course.  Both figures include public, private, and home school graduates from North Carolina and a handful of other states.

Remediation rates have been on the decline since the rate hit 65 percent during the 2011-12 academic year.  The rate began to drop after a change in the NC Community College System (NCCCS) developmental course placement policy.