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Pathways / Remedial Education

A Matter of Degrees: Practices to Pathways (3rd Report)

Third and final report from the Center for Community College Student Engagement at University of Texas at Austin details a positive relationship between community colleges’ implementation of several “high impact” practices like offering supplemental instruction and creating learning communities and students’ completion of developmental courses and persistence from semester to semester.

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Remedial Education

Common Core Goes to College

The report from The New America Foundation argues that the current higher education landscape is full of practices that prevent clear alignment with the Common Core, particularly in the areas of admissions, financial aid, retesting and course placement, and developmental education. If colleges and universities can align with the new college- and career-ready standards, the report states, we can help to ensure the successful transition from high school to college for millions of students.

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Remedial Education

A Cure for Remedial Reporting Chaos

From Education Commission of the State, this paper calls for states to work together to create a dynamic and comprehensive measurement methodology and implement standard methods for remediation measuring and reporting.

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Pathways / Remedial Education

A Matter of Degrees: Practices to Pathways (2nd Report)

The second of three reports from the Center for Community College Student Engagement at University of Texas at Austin looks at at which high-impact practices appear to engage students effectively. These findings give colleges information they can use to focus resources on practices that are most likely
to help more students complete college successfully.

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