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State Policies on Community College Remedial Education: Findings from a National Survey PDF - Community colleges' success rate in preparing remedial students to enter and succeed in college-level work has profound implications for their effectiveness in expanding access to higher education. This paper presents findings from a survey of state higher education officials on policies the various states have established to guide and support remedial education at community colleges. (ECS Center for Community College Policy, Fall 2002)...

Advancing Student Success in Developmental and Postsecondary Education - This report evaluates Madison Area Technical College's Science/Math Bridge, a pilot initiative to increase opportunities for lower-skill individuals to access - and succeed in - the college's science-based postsecondary programs. (Center on Wisconsin Strategy, August 2009)...

Securing Kentucky's Future: A Plan for Improving College Readiness and Success - A Kentucky task force developed six core recommendations to reduce the number of underprepared students who come to college and increase the effectiveness of programs to help these students. The recommendations include: update college admissions regulations; create an integrated accountability system tied to performance; fund infrastructure improvement; align college readiness standards and tie to educator professional development; better link educator preparation to college readiness; and develop early student interventions. (Kentucky Developmental Education Task Force, February 2007) ...

Preparation of Students Entering Kentucky’s Public Colleges and Universities - This report presents information on students entering Kentucky’s public postsecondary institutions in 2004, with comparisons to the entering class of 2002. This information updates CPE’s 2005 report, Underprepared Students in Kentucky: A First Look at the 2001 Mandatory Placement Policy. (Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, October 2006) ...

Costs and Consequences of Remedial Course Enrollment in Ohio - This report examines postsecondary remediation in Ohio in an attempt to answer: (1) What is the current extent and magnitude of remedial course enrollment in Ohio? (2) What are the consequences of remedial course needs, in terms of student enrollment choices degree attainment and instructional costs? and (3) What is the impact of remedial course enrollment on science, technology, engineering and mathematics degree attainment in particular? (Ohio Board of Regents, August 2006) ...

Paying Double: Inadequate High Schools and Community College Remediation - The United States wastes more than $3.7 billion a year because too many students are not learning the basic skills needed to succeed in college or work while they are in high school. This report argues for better preparation in high school in order to reduce the need for remediation at the postsecondary level. (Alliance for Excellent Education, August 2006) ...

Getting prepared: A 2005 report on recent high school graduates who took developmental/remedial courses - To encourage conversations about preparation for college, the Minnesota legislature requires the University of Minnesota and Minnesota State Colleges and Universities to report data on recent public high school graduates who take remedial courses in the two public systems. This report is the summary report that is distributed to the state Department of Education and to the superintendents of all Minnesota school districts, and contains: (1) a state-level summary of recent public high school graduates who took remedial/developmental courses at Minnesota State Colleges and Universities or the University of Minnesota within two years after graduation; and (2) summary information on the numbers of graduates from each school who enrolled in remedial or developmental courses. (Minnesota State Colleges and Universities and the University of Minnesota, August 2005)...

Reducing Remedial Education: What Progress are States Making? MS Word - There is no "typical" remedial student. Students enrolled in remedial courses usually have been out of high school for at least a year or just graduated from high school, but did not take a math course their senior year. The key to reducing college-level remedial education is developing policies and practices that reflect an understanding of who needs remedial education and why. This report highlights steps that states are taking or should take to reduce the need for remedial courses in college. (Ansley A. Abraham and Joseph D. Creech, Southern Regional Education Board, 2000)...

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