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DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - New state statistics show that 40 percent of Ohio high school graduates weren't ready for college-level math or English when entering the state's public colleges or universities in 2012.

The Dayton Daily News reports the percentage shown in Ohio Board of Regents data indicates that more than 20,000 Ohioans paid college tuition to learn what they should have learned in high school.

The percentage is reported as educators continue to look for ways to lower the remediation rate that has only improved slightly from 41 percent in 2011.

Local school districts are looking for ways to cut that rate. Colleges also are likely to focus on developmental education under a new formula basing the institutions' funding on whether students complete classes and graduate.

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