Forty-one percent of high school graduates in Delaware’s public schools are entering colleges and universities unprepared.
The Wilmington News Journal reports that the Department of Education issued the number during a conference held in Wilmington yesterday.
The Department stressed that acceptance to an institution of higher learning does not mean the student is ready.
The paper reports that 61 percent of the 2015 graduating class enrolled in college – an uptick of 3 percent.
At the same time many of them had to take non-credit remedial classes before taking college level courses.
The highest rates occurred for minority students and special education.