“Are College Prep Classes Failing to Prepare Kids?”
About the Entry
The Chicago Tribune analyzed remediation rates among Illinois college students, and examined how students’ academic coursework in high school aligned to their postsecondary readiness.
- Tribune Analysis: College Prep Courses Not Preparing Kids for College
- Search the Data: How Hard Are the Classes at Your High School?
- Editorial: Dumbing Down High School
- Diane Rado, Education Watchdog Reporter, Chicago Tribune
Comments from the Judges
“This was an impressive data acquisition and analysis, and a nicely reported piece that incorporated sophisticated analysis.”
“This is an ambitious, thoughtful project … Rado bites off a very big chunk of data and does a lot with it — impressive stuff.”
EWA is grateful to the College Board for its generous support of the 2017 National Awards for Education Reporting.