January 18, 2016

OKWatch Radio: Educators Rethink Ways to Get Students College-Ready

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Professor Anne Fischer (center) leads a remedial math course at Tulsa Community College. Fischer said too many high school graduates come to her with a fear of math, and are unprepared for college-level classes.

Professor Anne Fischer (center) leads a remedial math course at Tulsa Community College. Fischer said too many high school graduates come to her with a fear of math, and are unprepared for college-level classes.

Many of Oklahoma’s high-school graduates are finding themselves unprepared academically for the rigors of a four-year college experience. Oklahoma exceeds the national average in college freshmen taking at least one remedial class to advance toward their college degree. Brad Gibson of Oklahoma Watch reports many educators are re-thinking how they can lower remediation rates and improve college readiness.