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    CUNY revamps remedial classes

    Last fall, nearly 80 percent of those who graduated from New York City high schools arrived at City University‚Äôs community college system only to realize they had yet mastered the rigors of college-level work, leaving high school unprepared. This meant about four of five high school graduates began college needing remedial coursework in reading, writing, math or, outstandingly, all three. The majority of students entering CUNY community colleges are required to take entrance assessments in reading, writing and math, to determine their academic and development level. Currently, students that are placed in remedial courses and must retake them until they pass. The remedial courses do not count as credit towards…