More Colorado high school grads needing remedial classes
DENVER, Colorado ” About 30 percent of new college students in Colorado need remedial courses in math, reading and writing and the number is increasing in some metro area high schools.
The numbers are prompting discussions between the state Department of Higher Education officials and school districts to establish standards for what it means to be prepared for college.
State educators are struggling for solutions to the rising numbers at a time when 78 percent of Denver’s Abraham Lincoln High School graduates needed at least one remedial math or reading course. That number was at 43 percent in 2006. At Aurora Central High School, 71 percent of graduates needed remedial coursework, compared with 57 percent in 2006.