Such a scenario presents a threat to academic transition and advancement of such students.
Academic remediation presents a formidable solution to the problem of threatened or poor transition. It ensures that insufficient academic preparation among high school leavers no longer becomes a barrier to their accessing college education. It offers extra learning in a self-spaced, differentiated and individualized setting in order to meet the affective, situational and effective needs of the students. Bettinger and Long (2005) explain that academic remediation elevates such students to the standard of skill competency required of new college freshmen. Despite its attractiveness, academic remedial presents problems to students going from high school to college.
Academic remediation cannot be undertaken hand in hand with studies that directly count towards a degree. Because of this, academic remediation increases the time taken by a student to complete a course in college. At the same time, it presents additional costs to both the college and the student and requires financial funding for courses that do not count towards the desired degree. One Act that addresses the problem of academic remedial is the College and Career Readiness Act (CCR Act) that was passed in 2007 by the state of Illinois. This Act purports that the academic remediation problem can be significantly serious because of its impact on financial aid and time taken to complete a degree (Khan 2009).
High school curriculum is not highly aligned to college education. This misalignment creates problems for students who want to use academic remediation as an entry into college course work. Academic remediation is also not particularly well designed in a way that bridges the informational gap between high school and college. This poorly designed learning interface makes the students pursuing it to feel lost in seeking information.
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