Friday, May 02, 2003

1/3 require remediation ... and they're all in my class 

While we discuss mostly university life here, we know many readers are interested in K-12 education. Here's a link to an analysis of bills to replace the Profiles of Learning in the Minnesota system.
Today, around 80 percent of Minnesota high school graduates go on to some form of post-secondary study. Yet approximately one-third of students who enter the state�s public universities and colleges require one or more remedial courses. Challenging, well-organized standards can ensure that graduating seniors master a common body of knowledge, thereby reducing the need for costly, time-consuming remedial work.
Which reminds me, I need to read these papers...