4 in 10 Ohio high school grads not college-ready

JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press Published:

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio (AP) -- The latest state data show four in 10 Ohio high school graduates need at least one remedial English, math or science course when they get to college. Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sihk) wants to shrink that number, so state higher education officials are working to set new statewide college readiness standards.

The budget Kasich signed last year gave institutions until the end of 2012 to identify the knowledge students need to be prepared for college-level coursework. It requires trustees to adopt the new standards by Dec. 31 and develop tests to go with them.

Ohio plans to discontinue funding remedial work at the college level in 2020.

Kasich sees addressing the gap as an education policy priority.