As Ky. students struggle to meet college standards, higher ed officials offer curriculum help

08/15/2011 06:07 PM

With two out of every five Kentucky high school graduates unprepared for college in at least one core subject, Kentucky’s higher education leaders have gotten involved in helping revamp the state’s curriculum.

College leaders and the Council on Postsecondary Education have been playing behind-the-scenes roles in recasting the curriculum and helping train teachers.

Colleges know what they expect students to know when they enroll. And for the first time, Kentucky higher education officials are working directly with the school districts to make the curriculum reflects those expectations. Watch this Pure Politics report to learn more:

Starting in 2010, high school seniors were expected to meet tighter standards based on their ACT scores:

  • 18 in English
  • 19 to test into basic college math courses
  • 22 for college Algebra
  • 27 for calculus

The Council on Postsecondary Education reported that Of the ACT scores of incoming high school seniors last fall:

  • 39% met the English standard
  • 36% met the math standard

Don Weber

Don Weber is a Video Journalist for Spectrum News and covers politics and education on Pure Politics, Kentucky’s only nightly program dedicated to state politics. Don is a lifelong Kentuckian and a graduate of Northern Kentucky University. He spent many years covering sports in the Northern Kentucky area before shifting primarily to politics. You can watch Don’s work weeknights at 7:00 and 11:30 on Pure Politics, available exclusively on Spectrum News, HD Channels 403 and 715. If you have a story idea you can reach Don at donald.weber@charter.com.

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