In 2013, the Florida legislature passed a law eliminating placement test requirements for high school students and allowing them to decide whether they wanted to enroll in developmental education courses. This blog post describes research findings related to the reform, which indicate it has improved equity outcomes and accelerated student progress.
In this CAPR podcast, CCRC's Nikki Edgecombe, Susan Bickerstaff, and Elizabeth Ganga discuss how colleges could alter their academic and nonacademic supports to more effectively help all students.
Developmental Education Research from the League Conference: CUNY Start, English Learners, and Teaching
This post describes several developmental education reform efforts underway at colleges around the country. It highlights innovations including CUNY Start and Lesson Study.
In an episode of MDRC's Evidence First podcast, Elisabeth Barnett and Dan Cullinan discuss findings from two MDRC/CCRC studies on the use of multiple measures to place students into developmental or college-level courses.
Developmental education is not one-size-fits-all, and researchers across the country are examining the effectiveness of a variety of innovative approaches to remedial learning. These recent reports provide a snapshot of the latest major trends in developmental education reform and policy.
“I Learned How to Ask Questions When I’m in Doubt”: How Math Pathways Transformed One Student’s Relationship with Math
For students returning to college after a multiyear gap, the prospect of taking a mathematics course can be incredibly intimidating—but it doesn’t have to be. The Foundations of Mathematics course aims to transform the math experience by focusing on real-world problems, and for Gabriela Patino, a student at El Paso Community College, it made all the difference.