Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Most Decatur High School seniors graduate without being ready to take college-level courses, joining 5,615 Arkansans who took a college entrance exam and failed to score high enough to avoid remediation in math or reading, according to a 2010 report from the Arkansas Department of Higher Education.
“There’s a myriad of issues,” Decatur School District Superintendent Larry Ben said. “For Decatur, we have a high remediation rate. It’s not an anomaly. That’s kind of the way it’s been here for a long time.”
In 2009, Decatur students planning to attend college who took a college entrance exam had an 87.5 percent remediation rate, according to the most recent state figures. Historically, the school district ...
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News, Pages 1 on 12/22/2010