Sarah Gonzalez / State Impact Florida English teacher Vallet Tucker teaches 10th grade honors students.
She says she's not surprised that more than half the students who took Florida's college placement exam in the 2010-2011 school year failed at least one subject.
Applications must be accompanied by a transcript which includes spring 2019 grades, a financial aid notice from the college showing that they have received a Pell grant for the fall 2019 - spring 2020 school year, and a one-page essay telling us about themselves and their career and life goals.
The following is from an essay by a Form V student.
That didn’t mean she couldn’t attend the school; all state and community colleges in Florida have an open-door policy, which means everyone is accepted.
But it did mean she had to take remedial courses before she could start college-level work.
He is a repeater and is sitting for his SC in a couple of months.
The extract gives us food for thought and raises certain fundamental issues about the level of teaching and learning in our colleges.
In 2010-11, 54 percent of students coming out of high school failed at least one subject on the Florida College System’s placement test, according to an investigation by the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting and State Impact Florida.
That meant nearly 30,000 students – high school graduates – had to take at least one remedial course in college.