22% of Michigan's college freshmen aren't ready for college-level work and spend their tuition gaining remedial skills they should've received for free in high school.
In 2010, the State Board of Education adopted the Career and College Ready Common Core State Standards (CCR-CCSS) as the new standards for K-12 Mathematics and English Language Arts. Full implementation will happen in classrooms by the end of the 2013 school year and new assessments will be in place in 2015.