college readiness

A new report from the Commission for Higher Education shows Hoosiers enrolling in college at slightly lower rates than two years ago.

On Friday, the Indiana Department of Education announced its six-year plan to further implement science, technology, engineering, and math into Indiana’s K-12 schools. This push aims to prepare Indiana’s students for college and careers.

In the upcoming legislative session, the IDOE plans to request $20 million in funding to support STEM programs across the state.

Amanda McCammon, the IDOE’s Workforce & STEM Alliances chief, says helping schools overcome funding challenges and providing equitable access to STEM programs across the state will be essential.

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A report out this week finds improvement for the number of Indiana high school graduates ready for college. However, the state Commission for Higher Education says the achievement gap for poor and minority students persists.

The commission's annual Indiana College Readiness report found 82 percent of Hoosier students who enrolled in college in 2014 were prepared for coursework -- an improvement of five percentage points.

IN college readiness

Apr 16, 2012

Reports released Monday by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education are aimed at helping high schools identify ways to improve students’ college readiness.

The Commission’s college readiness reports look at Indiana’s 2010 high school graduating class. That includes how many went to college, what level of degrees they’re trying to earn and how many needed remediation.  Though the only data available is from students who went to public colleges or universities, the Commission is hoping to incorporate private schools next year.