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 the Research Director for the Colorado Children’s Campaign. In this role, she leads the organization’s research and data efforts – including the development and publication of the annual KIDS COUNT in Colorado! report. Prior to joining the Children’s Campaign, Sarah worked in PR and communications, as well as working directly with children and adolescents 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.