Today ANSEP, in conjunction with the University of Alaska and the State Dept. of Education and Early Development, released a statement and corresponding study, which found that more than 60% of Alaska’s college-bound students are not actually college ready. Students and their families believe that they are graduating prepared, but they arrive at college and that is not the case. Many students are even paying for remedial courses — the content of which they should have learned in high school.
The study looked at 15,500 students from across Alaska who entered the University of Alaska system. More than 60 percent of these students required enrollment in a remedial course when they arrived at the university – and many of these students had honor-roll GPAs in high school.
The study can be accessed via www.ANSEP.net/transcriptstudy