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Math Preparation and Post- Secondary Success

Essential Question:
Does secondary math proficiency affect Rhode Island students' postsecondary success?

This data story focuses on the importance of strong math preparation. It examines the level of math proficiency Rhode Island students obtain and how this relates to their postsecondary success. Issues of enrollment, remediation, and persistence are explored. To view a presentation of the highlights of this story, click here.

Introduction: Are Rhode Island students ready for success after high school?

Essential Question:
Does secondary math proficiency affect Rhode Island students' postsecondary success?

In this story we follow the educational pathways of a cohort of Rhode Island 11th graders into a 3rd semester of college.

The findings: Low math proficiency in high school presents a significant stumbling block to college enrollment, persistence, and success.

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