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Education today/Steve Patchin

Minnesota to pursue K-12/higher education common standards initiative

January 8, 2013
The Daily Mining Gazette

In 2007, the ACT launched a National Curriculum Survey of college professors inquiring if students entering college were academically prepared to successfully engage in their coursework. Of those surveyed, 65 percent stated their states did not adequately prepare college students for college-level course work. A 2007-08 survey found one of every three students had to take at least one remedial course needed to prepare a student to successfully engage in a "true" college level courses. Community Colleges found that 42 percent of their first-year students needed to enroll in these remedial courses.



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