College Students Spending More Time In Remedial Courses, Report Says

College Students Spending More Time In Remedial Courses, Report SaysMore than a third of students at two-year and four-year colleges spent an average of a year in remedial courses, and those that did spent more time in those courses in 2000 than they did in 1995, a new report says.More than 40 percent of entering freshman at two-year colleges, and about a quarter of entering freshmen at four-year institutions enrolled in at least one remedial course in fall 2000, says a report by the National Center for Education Statistics, a unit of the Education Department.Almost all of public two-year colleges and four out of five public four-year institutions offered at least one remedial reading, writing or math course in fall 2000.“I wish I could tell you that remediation isn’t necessary in today’s world, but sadly it is,” says U.S. Education Secretary Roderick Paige. “My hope is that through No Child Left Behind, we can strengthen our nation’s primary and secondary education so that all students enter the postsecondary world as prepared as possible.”



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