Questions We’re Asking

How can developmental education programs be reformed to be more successful?

Why are we asking?
More than half of incoming students at community colleges arrive academically underprepared for college-level work and get placed into developmental, or remedial, classes. Few of these students end up completing their required sequence of developmental coursework needed to enroll in college-level courses, let alone graduating from college with a diploma or certificate. Reforming developmental education is a central challenge facing higher education today.

Working Toward a Solution