From the Daily News:
Nearly three-quarters of city high school students entering City University community colleges failed placement exams in reading, math and writing this year.
About 74% of first-time freshmen who graduated from city schools and are attending CUNY's community colleges needed remedial classes this year after exams deemed them unprepared for college-level work.
That's up slightly from 2009, when 71% of incoming city students needed the catch-up classes.
Education Department officials could not explain the uptick but noted that there has been improvement since 2002, when 82% of first-time freshmen at the community colleges weren't ready for college-level work.