The University of Wisconsin System will soon appoint a task force to examine remedial education efforts across the UW System. According to the most recent data in the UW System alone, 24.5% of UW freshmen in Fall 2012 required some form of remedial education. This figure is on par with national averages. Further breaking it down, 9.9% of UW freshmen in Fall 2012 required some English remediation. The percentage of students placed in remedial education in the UW System has been relatively constant for the past five years.
The current report (from 2009) on UW System’s remedial education will be presented at the December 2013 meeting of the Board of Regents. The task force will be charged with delivering its recommendations by the end of the 2013-14 academic year.
You can find this report at http://https://www.wisconsin.edu/reports-statistics/educational-statistics/remedial.pdf