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Study: Only 2 Percent Of Fresno Students 'College Ready'

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio
 

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

(AP) - According to a Department of Education and California State University assessment program, only 2 percent of Fresno Unified School District students are considered college ready.

The Fresno Bee reports that Early Assessment Program data from the 2014-15 school year found that about 98 percent of Fresno Unified students will need remedial courses in college.

The assessment program tests 11th-graders in English and math to determine if they are ready for college-level courses.

Fresno Unified officials say the low number is skewed because it is the first year the Common Core standards are a factor in the assessment. They also say the Early Assessment Program indicator is only one of several that determine if a student is prepared for college.