Are New York City's Public Schools Preparing Students for Success in College?
Postsecondary education is increasingly necessary to prepare young people to reach their full potentials as adults. Although New York City’s public schools are graduating more students and more of them are going on to college, high rates of remedial course-taking and low graduation rates indicate a need to improve academic preparation, enhance college access services, promote more effective transitions into college and provide more supportive environments in postsecondary institutions.
Are New York City’s Public Schools Preparing Students for Success in College? addresses four key questions about college readiness and concludes with some observations about building a readiness system.
Prepared by John Garvey, former Associate Dean for Collaborative Programs at CUNY, in collaboration with Annenberg Institute research staff