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Document Number: 10654

Designing Meaningful Developmental Reform - When 60% of recent high school graduates entering community colleges are already behind, developmental education is a huge issue in the United States, not the least reason being its failure rate. To speed successful reform, the people at Community College Research Center figured out three sets of tensions in the reform movement and show how different community colleges reconciled that conflict. The tensions--system-wide consistency versus institutional autonomy, efficient versus effective assessment, and supporting student progression versus maintaining academic standards--often work at cross-purposes and stymie efforts to create a moe effective remedial system. (Community College Research Center, February 2013)...

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