The state is establishing minimum ACT and SAT test scores that will guarantee that students entering Ohio's public universities and community colleges won't be placed into remedial classes.
About 41 percent of all public high school students entering a public college or university in Ohio are currently taking at least one remedial course in English or math. Students must pay for these classes, which don't count toward their degree. Under new uniform standards announced this week, students would need an ACT sub-score of 18 in English, 21 in reading and 22 in math to be guaranteed placement into credit-bearing courses. The SAT scores are 430 for writing, 450 for reading and 520 for math. The standards take effect the next academic year, or as early as summer for some students.