Study: 1 in 3 Alabama high school grads not ready for college

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A new study shows that more than one in three college freshmen who graduated from Alabama high schools needed remedial coursework last fall.

The State Board of Education says their numbers reveal that a high amount of high school graduates in our state are academically unprepared for college, but how to best tackle the problem remains unclear.

Some board members are calling for clearly defined uniform benchmarks to measure college readiness. Local educators stress the importance of communication between administrators on the high school and college levels.

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