Remedial education

Conference highlights successes in developmental education reform

Researchers and higher education professionals discuss how far reforms to developmental education have come -- and how far they have to go.

Texas Legislature requires colleges to use popular reform approach to remedial education

State requires a change to remedial education that’s based on an increasingly popular reform concept.

Florida's Indian River State College sees significant improvements in remediation

A two-year college in Florida makes dramatic gains in developmental education course pass rates, even amid a state-mandated change to remedial education and the addition of performance funding.

Florida's remedial law leads to decreasing pass rates in math and English

More students at Florida's two-year colleges are failing college-level courses in the aftermath of a new state law that allows them to skip remediation.

States and colleges increasingly seek to alter remedial classes

Minnesota becomes the latest state to examine remedial education reform in an effort to lower college costs and retain students.

Austin Community College's promising experiment with personalized remedial mathematics

Austin Community College builds the world's largest learning lab in a former mall, using it for a personalized form of remedial math that is getting good results.

Obama administration asks colleges to set goals on lower-income student success

Nelson Mandela's death puts on hold caucus for college leaders to talk about lower-income student success, for which they have been asked to set specific goals.

California community colleges' cautious experiment with accelerated remediation

Accelerated remediation starts to catch on at California community colleges, but might be slowed down by public university transfer policies.

Promising remedial math reform in Tennessee expands

Tennessee expands a remedial math project that reaches into high schools to boost college readiness, and the state's governor backs the reform with real money.

Florida law gives students and colleges flexibility on remediation

New Florida law lets high school graduates decide for themselves -- no testing needed -- whether they are ready for college-level work.

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