This report examines English literacy and mathematics required for success in the first year of community college. A discussion is conducted regarding the results of the study and its implications for community college reform, school reform, teacher education, the common core state standards, and vocational education in the workplace. We offer these research reports in the hope that our findings will enable our schools to make the changes in school curriculum and instruction needed to enable our students to be much more successful in college and in the careers they choose for themselves.
NCEE (2013). What does it really mean to be college and work ready?: The mathematics and English literacy required of first year community college students. Washington, D.C.: National Center on Education and the Economy. http://www.ncee.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/NCEE_ExecutiveSummary_May2013.pdf