State education officials say a new report on college attendance and readiness among members of Kentucky's 2008 high school graduating class shows "substantial gains" but that much still needs to be done.
Some 63 percent of the 43,362 Kentucky students who graduated from high school in spring 2008 had enrolled in college by that fall, according to the report. That included 57 percent who entered Kentucky colleges or universities. That's an improvement over the class of 2004, 51 percent of whose students entered in-state schools, officials said.
The report also says that among 2008 Kentucky graduates who went straight to college, 38 percent needed remedial help to do college work, down from 45 percent needing such help in the class of 2002. The proportion of students requiring remedial help in 2008 fell in each subject.
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