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Delaware Report Offers Guidelines to Reduce Remediation, Improve College Preparedness

February 26, 2016


The Delaware Department of Education released this month, the 2016 Delaware College Success Report. The report shows that the state has seen an overall reduction in remediation rates since 2012, but nearly half of Delaware’s public high school graduates who attend in-state college still must take at least one remedial course before taking credit-bearing courses toward their degrees. Many students across the country are graduating high school unprepared for the level of rigor necessary in a college course.

State trends have shown some signs of early progress to eliminate the remediation rate through such efforts as increasing a more rigorous curriculum and targeting student support. The report outlines four key recommendations for the state, schools and districts to better prepare students for college success:

  1. Provide targeted interventions prior to 11th grade for students not meeting college-readiness benchmarks.
  2. Prepare students to enter the 12th grade ready to succeed in Pre-Calculus or Calculus.
  3. Prepare students to enter the 12th grade ready to succeed in college-level English. 
  4. Design an accessible and equitable K-12 system that ensures all students can succeed in college-level courses by 12th grade.

To learn more, read the full article and report here.


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