Post Secondary Remediation
Percentage of students at Illinois community colleges taking remedial courses.
The graphs display the percentage of graduates from this high school who are taking remedial courses at Illinois community colleges. The first set of bars shows the percentage of students taking any type of remedial courses. The other sets of bars show the percentage of students taking courses in the content areas of Reading, Mathematics, or Communication Skills (writing and speaking). Select the graduating class you want to view by using the drop down menu in the upper right corner of the display.
Remediation, sometimes called developmental education, is designed to help students achieve a level of college and career readiness that will enable them to succeed in core academic subjects such as reading, math, and science. Community colleges require students to take remedial courses if they are judged to need additional preparation in order to earn credit from college-level studies. Almost 50% of the class of 2013 entering community colleges in Illinois were placed in developmental education in at least one subject. These courses incur tuition costs, but do not earn college credit. Students may be identified as needing remedial courses during high school or through college placement tests. Working with their local community colleges, some Illinois high schools are teaching college-level remedial courses to high school seniors and are seeing dramatic reductions in numbers of students needing remediation at the college level.