For far too long, well-intentioned efforts have diverted students’ dreams of a college education by directing them to developmental education to remediate their academic readiness. While high school graduation rates increased, droves of students failed developmental education courses because the focus was on fixing students instead of reshaping structures to support their success. About a decade ago, experts, leaders and policymakers came together to chart a new course. Early results are showing that by undertaking reforms such as streamlining or eliminating developmental education, implementing pathways for students and revising placement policies, institutions are doubling the percentage of students completing critical college courses in half the time.
CATEGORIES: Postsecondary & Workforce
PUBLISHED: August 31, 2020
RESOURCE TYPE: Blog Post