Test leads schools to redouble efforts

As many as 400 students at Seymour High School will be tested through a new state college and career readiness exam to see if they require additional remediation in math and English.

The measure is forcing school officials to look at ways to increase remediation efforts, including hiring additional staff, to meet the requirements of House Enrolled Act 1005.

That law went into effect this school year and was passed after research showed many Hoosier graduates, including those with academic honors diplomas, had to take remedial courses in English and math as college freshmen.

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