The College Remedial Coursework report shows the number of Michigan public high school graduates who took at least one remedial course after enrolling in a Michigan college or university the year after high school graduation.
The data are important because a high school graduate's need for remedial coursework can be an indicator of preparedness for college.
Remedial coursework is identified by the college or university. Remedial coursework includes math, reading, writing, or science courses in which the majority of the course content should have been learned by the end of high school.
For this report, CEPI compared the list of students who earned a diploma (or otherwise completed high school requirements) with Michigan college enrollment data for the following year. Any graduate who enrolled in a college or university that submits to the Student Transcript and Academic Record Repository (STARR) the following year is counted, unlike the College Enrollment report. If the student took a remedial course, it’s included in the remedial course counts.
After choosing a high school graduation year, you can explore by entity (school, district, intermediate school district [ISD], and statewide), by subject (math, reading, writing, or science), and by different demographics like gender, race/ethnicity, and socioeconomic status. You can also filter the data to see remedial coursework at 2-year colleges versus 4-year colleges and universities.
You can see the data as total counts or as percentages. You can also see how remedial coursework enrollment has been trending since the 2007-08 high school year.
Exploring the College Remedial Coursework report can answer questions like:
What percentage of the graduates from my local high school took remedial coursework at a Michigan 2-year college? At a Michigan university?
Select your high school under Edit Report/Find Location. Under Report Settings, choose College Type - Show All College Types; Subject - Total Taking Remedial; Report Category - All Students. When your report appears, select Percentage in the view bar at the top.
How does my local high school's college remedial coursework load for high school graduates compare with state averages?
After viewing the report using the settings above, click on the orange Edit Report button, then Set to Statewide within the Add Comparison dropdown. Then, click the blue View Results button.
Are high school graduates taking more remedial math courses than remedial writing courses?
Select Statewide/All ISDs in State under Edit Report/Find Location. Under Report Settings, choose College Type – College Type (All); Subject – Subject (All by Category); Report Category - All Students. The view bar at the top lets you select either total Student Count or Percentage (the data table provides both totals and percentages).
Are male and female students in my district equally as prepared for college-level reading courses?
Select your district under Edit Report/Find Location. Under Report Settings, choose College Type – College Type (All); Subject - Reading; Report Category - Gender; Gender - All Genders. Be sure to view both percentage and total count using the view bar at the top.
Are there disparities in college preparedness based on race/ethnicity?
Select Statewide/All ISDs in State under Edit Report/Find Location. Under Report Settings, choose College Type – College Type (All); Subject – Subject (All); Report Category - Race/Ethnicity; Race/Ethnicity - All. When your report appears, click Percentage in the view bar at the top. Clicking on any of the bars in the graph will result in a display by all student groups.
Which high schools in my district are most successful in preparing students for college?
Select your district and All Schools in District under Edit Report/Find Location. Under Report Settings, choose College Type – College Type (All); Subject – Subject (All); Report Category - All Students. When your report appears, select Entity Breakdown in the view bar at the top. Next, sort your report from the highest to the lowest percentage by clicking on the column labeled % Enrolled in Remedial Course - Any Subject. Take note that percentages may vary widely when there are small numbers of students.
How can I see how my school's success compares to another school in my town?
Select your high school under Edit Report/Find Location, and then click the Add Comparison button (if you don't see the Comparison button, be sure you were not in Entity Breakdown view). Enter the neighboring school under Find Location, followed by the report settings you wish to compare.
I would like to be able to examine the complete data for all the schools in the state. How can I get that report?
The full data spreadsheet is to be available to authorized users in the K-12 School Data File.
The College Remedial Coursework report includes only Michigan public high school graduates enrolled in a Michigan 2-year college or 4-year college or university. CEPI collects the information from the high schools, including charter schools, all public colleges and universities, and many independent postsecondary institutions.
Because CEPI uses a unique student identifier to collect and match data sets, the numbers reflect actual patterns of the individual students, not just the aggregate number of graduations or enrollments.
You can request totals regardless of college type or subject by selecting Total Taking Remedial Course at Any College Type/in Any Subject. Or you can request to see totals by college type or subject by selecting Show All College Types/All Subjects. Viewing totals by college type or subject results in a higher total number, because a student may have enrolled in more than one college or taken more than one remedial course.
All undergraduate students are included, regardless of degree-seeking or non-degree-seeking status, full-time or part-time status, age, or residence.
Demographic categories are based on high school status; so, if a student was reported as economically disadvantaged or of a certain race/ethnicity while in high school, it's reflected in this data set.
The data are collected from high schools after the high school year closes, and matched against college enrollments for the following year. For example, the high school class of 2009-10 was captured in the 2010-11 college school year, and reflected in the report released by CEPI in 2011. The report will be updated annually in fall.
To protect the privacy of individual students, CEPI uses data suppression rules. Whenever report settings would yield fewer than 10 students, less than 5 percent, or over 95 percent in any grouping, the data will be masked with <10, <5%, or >95% if you do not have secure access.
The data collection for postsecondary institutions was modified in the 2013-14 college school year. The modifications improve the reporting of remedial coursework. In the past, CEPI only searched for remedial coursework taken at the first postsecondary institution that a student attended; this restriction is no longer in place. Additionally, previous iterations looked 16 months beyond high school graduation; the standard is now 12 months. These modifications have been applied to all available report years. As a result, any reports you generated before the 2014 modifications may be lower and not match reports you generate now.
Location: You can
select and compare data at different entity levels: statewide, by intermediate school
district (ISD), by school district, and by individual schools which include all
local education agency (LEA) and public school academy (PSA) schools.
Year: The high school graduation year.
Type: You can select from community
colleges, 4 year colleges and universities, or all college types.
Subgroup: The selected
Total H.S. Graduates:
The total number of public high school graduates who received a diploma during
the high school graduation year.
H.S. Graduates Enrolled in MI College: The total number of high school graduates enrolled in a
Michigan college or university who submits to STARR
% of H.S. Graduates Enrolled in MI College: The total percentage of high school graduates enrolled in a Michigan college or university that submits data to STARR
Economically Disadvantaged: Economically Disadvantaged (ED) Students are those who have
been determined to be eligible for free or reduced-price meals via locally
gathered and approved family applications under the National School Lunch
program, are in households receiving food (SNAP) or cash (TANF) assistance, are
homeless, are migrant, or are in foster care. When any of these
conditions are present, a student is considered ED.
English Language Learners: Limited
English Proficient (LEP) students who speak a language other than English as
their primary language and who have difficulty speaking, reading, writing, or
who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. The definition and
guidelines come from the federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act.
Students: A student whose family has
moved within the previous 36 months to obtain temporary or seasonal work in
agriculture or fishing.
With Disabilities: Students
with one or more specific impairments that require special education or related
services and have an Individual Education Plan (IEP).
<5%, >95%: These
labels are used in place of the actual data when there is a risk of identifying
an individual student (unless you have logged in as a secure user).
The Center for Educational Performance and Information (CEPI) collected the data used to complete this report. The databases used include:
The Statewide Data for Report file provides data for the most recent year. To access data for previous
years at the statewide level please use the School Data File.
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