Finalist

“Are College Prep Classes Failing to Prepare Kids?”
Data Journalism

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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.

Entry Credit

  • 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.”

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EWA is grateful to the College Board for its generous support of the 2017 National Awards for Education Reporting.