[caption id="attachment_51304" align="alignleft" width="150"] Nationally, about 25 percent of high school graduates require remedial math in college, according to the UW System.[/caption]

A free online math course being developed by the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse could dramatically reduce the need for students to take remedial math when they start college and put them on a faster, less expensive track to graduation, the UW System announced.

A growing number of freshmen in the UW System and elsewhere need remedial math when they start college. As of 2007—the latest data available—21 percent of UW System freshmen...

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