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College Readiness of Tennessee Students

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January 2016
Authors: Amanda Klafehn / Susan Mattson

Legislative Brief

To meet the societal need for a more educated workforce and to provide greater economic opportunity for individuals, states are working to expand the number of students attending postsecondary education and completing a higher education degree or other credential. Both nationally and in Tennessee, however, large numbers of students who graduate from high school are not adequately prepared or “ready” for postsecondary education. This legislative brief describes the measures of college readiness used in Tennessee, and reviews remediation programs and statistics for the state’s postsecondary institutions.