Many Students Lack Basic Academic Skills to Succeed in College

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Again, this is why we need educational liberty re-established in the United States. From NCPA:

More and more students are graduating high school and entering college unprepared. The reason is that many high school students lack basic academic skills to succeed in college course. In response to this, many two-year and four-year colleges have begun screening students to see if they need remedial courses, say researchers with the National Bureau of Economic Research.

  • Half of all undergraduates will take one or more remedial courses.
  • Remedial coursework is one of the largest interventions to help underprepared college students, costing $7 billion annually.
  • The vast majority of institutions use brief, standardized tests before registration to determine who needs remediation.

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