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Document Number: 4915

Remedial Education at Degree-Granting Postsecondary Institutions in Fall 2000 - This publication features nationwide data on the prevalence and the characteristics of remedial coursework, instruction and student participation at postsecondary institutions in fall 2000. It also explores changes in remedial education since 1995. Researchers found that 76% of all Title IV degree-granting two- and four-year institutions offered at least one remedial reading, writing or mathematics course for incoming freshman. They also found that 28% of entering freshman enrolled in at least one remedial course and completed remediation in one year or less. Distance education and the use of technology in the delivery of remedial education also is covered in this extensive report. (Basmat Parsad and Laurie Lewis, National Center for Education Statistics, 2003)...

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