High School Students: You Cannot Make Up For Poor Preparation In Community College!

March 24th, 2009

Many students think they can loaf through high school and make up for it in college. But at a recent conference the consensus was that if you are two remediation levels below college credit on a community college placement test you have a 12% chance of ever reaching the college level.  Very large percentages are two levels below credit level. High school students need clearer and precise signals on community college credit level standards and placement tests. Often they think the high school exit exam is a good indicator of college readiness, but most state exams are way below college credit cut scores on placement tests.

5 Responses

  1. Texas SEO says:

    the High school students need clearer and precise signals on community college credit level standards and placement tests

  2. Peru says:

    Much of this stems from the plummeting standards of our high schools. I cannot find the link at the moment, but I recall reading something like 70% of recent high school grads cannot actually measure up to a grade 10 level of literacy! With that in mind, it’s no surprise the vast majority of these students are unlikely to be brought up to a university level of preparation in any reasonable time frame.

  3. i agree, High school students need clearer and precise signals on community college credit level standards and placement tests

  4. We should not be prejudice. If community college do not guarantee success. Why do we put it up anyway?

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  5. Danial ahmed says:

    Often they think the high school exit exam is a good indicator of college readiness, but most state exams are way below college credit cut scores on placement tests.

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