As per NIV's request for coverage, Mary Souza's latest:
You may not be aware of the terrible performance of our area grads, I certainly was not, so let me give you the facts:
I was shocked to learn that, for the students graduating from Lake City HS who apply to North Idaho College, more than 60% will have to take remedial math before they can start into regular community college classes. More than 60%…oh my! And these are new grads from high school. If they’ve been out longer than a year before starting back to school, the numbers are even worse.
Post Falls HS comes in almost as badly, with 52% of their recent grads going to NIC needing remedial math. Lakeland HS is at 48%, Sandpoint HS has 41% and CdA High has the “best of the worst” math scores with 37% needing remediation. More here.
The newsletter reads like an elect Ann Seddon ad, but Mary raises some valid issues. What can be done to ensure graduating students are better-prepared for college?