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CO: Nearly One in Three Graduates Needs Remedial Courses in College

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About one in three first-year college students in Colorado needs remedial help in at least one core subject, according to an annual report. State officials are confident that a new system in place to align Colorado’s K-12 schools with higher education will begin to reverse this trend. Overall, 52.7% of recent Colorado high school graduates who enrolled in two-year colleges in 2008 needed remedial help, while 19% of first-year students attending four-year colleges needed remedial courses. The report also shows how well high schools are preparing students for college-level work. (Denver Post, 02/09/10)