2018 Illinois Report Card highlights

Updated 10/30/2018 6:44 PM

Preliminary 2018 Illinois Report Card data show positive trends in college and career readiness statewide.

• The percentage of students enrolling in college 12 months after graduation increased to nearly three-quarters of all graduates -- up from 68.7 percent four years ago.


• Record numbers of students are taking and passing Advanced Placement exams -- 40,696 students took 173,528 exams. That's 2,000 more students and 6,500 more exams than last year. The pass rate held steady at 66 percent.

• Enrollment in career and technical education increased by more than 6,000 to 283,473 students.

• Graduates enrolled in remedial courses at Illinois community colleges declined from 46.8 percent last year to 45.7 percent this year.

Source: Illinois Report Card

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