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.
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
Leading initiatives are pushing remediation from a system that has served some students well to a system that serves all students well.
IN REDESIGNED REMEDIAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS:
Students are placed directly into credit-bearing work with effective support
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
Pass rate for Elements of Statistics rose from
Pass rate for Mathematical Thought and Practice rose from
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
Bridge from High School to Higher Ed
Assessment and Placement
Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning
Student Support Services and Advising