By Brandon Smith
The Indiana Commission for Higher Education released reports Monday aimed at helping high schools identify ways to improve students’ college readiness.
The Commission’s college readiness reports look at Indiana’s 2010 high school graduating class. Though the only data available is from students who went to public colleges or universities, the Commission is hoping to incorporate private schools next year.
Commissioner for Higher Education Teresa Lubbers says the information is meant to help schools learn more about how well-prepared students are as they leave high school.
Two-thirds of Indiana’s high school grads in 2010 enrolled in a post-secondary institution and 31 percent of Hoosier high school graduates who went to an Indiana public college or university need remediation.
Lubbers says progress needs to be tracked from early childhood education through high school in order to avoid remediation.
“We can’t have failure anyplace along that continuum. We need to keep students moving through it to the point where they can exit with some sort of degree or credential,” Lubbers says.
The reports are available for the public to view at the Commission’s website. They are broken down by each high school throughout the state. What do you think of what the reports show?
Brandon Smith is the statehouse reporter for Indiana Public Broadcasting stations.