Why is it so hard for high school administrators and teachers to know what is necessary to prepare a student for college? What this article proves is that it can be as simple as interviewing ex-students about their college experience.
Based on the latest college completion trends, only about half of the those students (54.8 percent) will leave college with a diploma.” If homework is preparing students for college then it is NOT working for 50% of them.
Instead of “textbook” problems, they should assign problems with the same format as one would see on exams and AP tests. That’s what we do for chemistry right now and it is very helpful. These problems have real world context and require critical thinking skills, not just memorizing formulas and using your calculator.