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Steps Taken to Reduce the Need for College Remediation; Accountability Processes Should Be Strengthened, Report No. 08-47, July 2008
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The Florida Legislature, the Board of Governors and the Department of Education have taken steps we recommended to reduce the need for college students to take remediation classes. The Legislature required the State Board of Education to review and revise Florida’s K-12 education standards, and it created additional mechanisms to encourage high school students to pursue majors, accelerated and advanced studies, and career education. The Legislature and the department have also taken steps to improve mathematics preparation. However, additional steps could be taken, including raising the minimum FCAT scores required for high school graduation and strengthening accountability processes for college preparatory programs.

What were our earlier findings?

Report No. 06-40 Steps Can Be Taken to Reduce Remediation Rates; 78% of Community College Students, 10% of University Students Need Remediation, published in April 2006.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

College Preparatory and Remediation

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 11-05 Several States Offer High School Diploma Options to Address Students’ Needs and Future Goals,published in January 2011.
  • Report No. 07-31 Half of College Students Needing Remediation Drop Out; Remediation Completers Do Almost as Well as Other Students, published in May 2007.

Copies of this report in print or alternate accessible format may be obtained by telephone (850/488-0021), by FAX (850/487-9213), in person, or by mail (OPPAGA Report Production, Claude Pepper Building, Room 312, 111 W. Madison St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-1475).
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