Fast Fact – High School Grads Placed in Remedial Courses

Written by: Sarah Hughes
Date Posted: October 19, 2012

In fiscal year 2010-11, 32 percent of all recent high school graduates in Colorado who went on to attend a public higher education institution in the state were placed in remedial courses in at least one subject. The number of Colorado high school graduates who required remediation increased by 9 percent between 2009-10 and 2010-11. To find data on the percent of high school graduates in your school district who required remediation, please visit the KIDS COUNT Data Center.

Sarah Hughes

About Sarah Hughes

Sarah Hughes is Vice President of Research Initiatives for the Colorado Children’s Campaign. In this role, she leads the organization’s research and data analysis efforts, including the development and publication of the annual KIDS COUNT in Colorado! report, and provides research and data support to inform and advance the Children’s Campaign’s policy agenda. Prior to joining the Children’s Campaign, Sarah worked in communications and spent several years working and volunteering with kids in various capacities. She holds a Master of Social Work with a specialization in Advocacy, Leadership and Social Change from the University of Illinois and a B.S. in Business and Political Science from Washington University in St. Louis.