More than one out of three students at public high schools in Massachusetts who go on to a public college or university in the state require remedial preparation, according to a report released today.
The “School-to-College Report,” the first of its kind in the state, is a joint effort of the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education and Department of Education. The report, to be officially presented to the board on Friday, shows that 37 percent of the public-school students took at least one remedial course during their first semester of college.
The report, which is not yet posted online, was made possible by a new database linking elementary, secondary, and higher education in the state. It used data for students who completed high school and entered college in 2005. —Beckie Supiano