May 28, 2016 — In a recent Q&ANorth Dakota State Superintendent Kirsten Baesler cited the fact that 27 percent of students in North Dakota need some sort of remediation class, either in math or English or both as a major concern when it comes to all students being college and career ready at the end of high school. The Legislature has recently provided $250,000 to the Department of Public Instruction and $250,000 to the Center for Distance Education to provide, in high school, the same remediation classes that are offered on college campuses. Baesler expects “it will be able to significantly reduce the number of remediation needs”. Earlier this month, North Dakota announced it will review its education standards. For more information, check out Higher Ed for Higher Standards’ resources on aligning expectations with K-12.


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