Iowa Department of Education Postsecondary Readiness Report website

posted Feb 9, 2017, 1:57 PM by

New site focuses on college readiness in Iowa

A new website launched this week showing how prepared Iowa students are for college, school by school. The Iowa Postsecondary Readiness Reports site shows rates of enrollment in college and career training, enrollment in remedial courses, and college retention and completion. “It’s critical that our students graduate from high school prepared for success at the next level,” Gov. Terry Branstad said in a release announcing the site’s launch. The new site “helps us understand whether that’s happening.”

Among the key findings listed in a summary report:      

  • More than 71 percent of Iowa high school graduates enroll in college or training within a year.
  • Almost 19 percent of those students take a remedial math class within a year.
  • More than 9 percent of those students take a remedial English class within a year.
  • Rates of college enrollment vary widely with income, race/ethnicity, first language spoken and special education status.

Find the State Summary report and school-by-school results.