An article on the NewsOK.com website today stated that 40 percent of all Oklahoma high school graduates who attended college required at least one remedial course. The article goes on to state:
Of those Oklahoma students who took at least one remedial class, 90 percent took a math course, 41 percent took an English course and 24 percent took a reading course, according to data from the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. Only 3 percent enrolled in a remedial science course. [emphasis is mine]
However, I’m not sure where they’re getting their numbers.
A graphic produced by the Oklahoma Regents for Higher Education shows that as of 2012, less than 20 percent of college-bound high school graduates require remediation in English and only 10 percent in reading.
I am a secondary English Language Arts teacher, a University of Oklahoma graduate student, and a NBPTS candidate. I am constantly seeking ways to amplify my students’ voices and choices.