College and High-School Educators Still Disagree Over Students' Preparedness

The gap in what students are expected to know between high school and college is often thought to be vast. A newly released survey quantifies just how wide it is.

Eighty-nine percent of high-school instructors described the students who had completed their courses as "well" or "very well" prepared for first-year, college-level work in their discipline. But only about one-quarter of college faculty members said the same thing about their incoming students. The gap was similar when the