Pursuing Postsecondary Education On Campus

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Many new college students lacking preparation to successfully pursue postsecondary education on campus, a recent study shows that only one-third of high school graduates possess the minimum qualifications for a four-year college (Greene and Foster, 2003). In addition, a majority of students who study in two-year (community) college that also judged too weak to allow them enroll in college-level courses. In other words, those under-prepared students once study in college could not complete their degree on time, even drop out. In order to help under-prepared student complete college, postsecondary institution provides remedial or developmental courses on campus.
Remediation is an approach, which commonly used by college to help students who posses weak academic skills. Nationally, half of all first-time 2003-04 postsecondary students took at least one remedial course (Radford et al., 2012). Among the remedial courses, math, reading, and writing were offered by 94-96 percent of the institutions, while science and English as a second language (ESL) were offered by less than half of the institution (Shults, 2000).
Furthermore, some evidence shows that a part of freshman entering four year college in the fall of 2000, nearly 30 percent participated in remediation (Martorell & Mcfarlin, 2009). Even remediation is more common at two-year (or community) college, with 42 percent of entering freshman taking a remedial course (NCES, 2003).
Despite the prevalence of remediation,…
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