Building upon a previous publication released in 2012, a coalition of national organizations (including Achieving the Dream, American Association of Community Colleges, Charles A. Dana Center, Complete College America, Education Commission of the States, and Jobs for the Future) convened in November 2015 to revise the core principles for transforming remediation with a focus on scaling practices that promote student success in obtaining postsecondary degrees.
National studies reveal that 50 percent to 70 percent of community college students enter school each year unprepared for college-level mathematics and must take a series of developmental, or remedial, courses to build their skills before they can enroll in a college-level mathematics course. As these students continue to stumble over their mathematics courses, there has been growing awareness that the types of mathematics skills required in many of today’s professions differ from those skills taught in traditional college mathematics courses.
This report from iNACOL explores how online and blended learning can provide schools with innovative ways to implement credit-recovery programs. Such programs allow students to move through the curriculum and achieve mastery at their own pace, which makes these programs especially beneficial to older students who are missing a large number of credits and do not have time for the traditional classroom.
This report presents data on remediation practices for incoming post-secondary students, collected from 33 states that participate in the Complete College America/National Governors Association Common Completion Metrics. The authors provide an introduction to remediation practices and a description of their methodology for studying outcomes, which is followed by an analysis and recommendations for making changes in state policy and practice. The guide is organized into three parts.
The alarming numbers of college students who require remedial education courses continue to stir concerns within state policy, education and research circles. At least 20 to 25 percent of students at four- and two-year institutions require at least one remedial course, with the numbers reaching upwards of 60 percent at some community colleges.
This report reviews the research on how students who are far off track in preparing for college can catch up in four years. The study examined data from four nationwide cohorts of students whose EXPLORE scores were 1 standard deviation below the benchmark scores associated with being on track. The authors found 10 percent or fewer students who were far off track in eighth grade met ACT College Readiness Benchmarks by twelfth grade.
This report examines the reasons why California’s current accountability system is not producing students who are graduating from high school ready for college and careers, and proposes a better alternative.
This report argues that college and career readiness information should be collected and shared publicly in order to support data-driven decision making aimed at increasing student success.This report also defines the four characteristics of a successful college readiness report - transparent, thorough, timely, and tailored.
On November 25, the College and Career Readiness and Success Center (CCRS Center) and the American Youth Policy Forum (AYPF) co-hosted a Webinar entitled “Understanding Accelerated Learning Across Secondary and Postsecondary Education.” This webinar discussed the recent CCRS Center is
On October 14, LearningWorks released a report titled Changing Equations: How Community Colleges are Rethinking College Readiness in Math. The report reveals that remediation, particularly placement in developmental math courses, poses one of the greatest barriers to college completion. The report also highlights four key insights driving recent remediation reform efforts: