STUDENT SUCCESS

Remedial Education

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Today, too many college students arrive on campus unprepared to succeed in college-level work. Unfortunately, remedial education courses intended to help these students are too often falling short. The good news? Promising efforts are underway to make remedial education work for more students.

WHY REMEDIAL EDUCATION?

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OVER 50% OF STUDENTS ATTENDING TWO-YEAR INSTITUTIONS AND 33% OF STUDENTS ATTENDING FOUR-YEAR COLLEGES MUST TAKE DEVELOPMENTAL OR REMEDIAL COURSES

Remedial credits often do not count toward graduation and use up financial aid, reducing the likelihood that students achieve a certificate or degree.

MOST REMEDIAL STUDENTS NEVER GRADUATE

9.5%

of two-year students graduate within three years

35.1%

of four-year students graduate within six years

LASTING BENEFITS OF REDESIGNING REMEDIAL EDUCATION

Leading initiatives are pushing remediation from a system that has served some students well to a system that serves all students well.

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IN REDESIGNED REMEDIAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS:

Students are placed directly into credit-bearing work with effective support

>50%

The Carnegie Foundation reported successful course completion rates of more than 50% for both their Quantway and Statway programs

STUDENTS’ DIRECTION ALIGNS WITH THEIR ACADEMIC CONTENT

Austin Peay State University in Tennessee implemented:

Assessments to determine specific knowledge gaps

Workshops to provide additional instruction on key math concepts and emphasis on areas of weakness

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Pass rate for Elements of Statistics rose from

23%

to

54%

Pass rate for Mathematical Thought and Practice rose from

33%

to

71%

STUDENTS STAY ON TRACK FOR COMPLETING COLLEGE CREDENTIALS

CUNY’s Accelerated Study in Associate Program increased the two-year graduation rate by 5.7% among community college students

FOUR PILLARS OF REMEDIAL EDUCATION

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Bridge from High School to Higher Ed

Assessment and Placement

Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning

Student Support Services and Advising

SOURCES:

http://postsecondary.gatesfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/PostsecondarySuccessAdvocacyPriorities2016.pdf

http://postsecondary.gatesfoundation.org/areas-of-focus/solutions/digital-learning/courseware/

https://www.sri.com/sites/default/files/publications/psexecsummary_1.pdf

http://www.sr.ithaka.org/wp-content/mig/reports/S-R_Interactive_Online_Learning_Campus_20140716.pdf