Access to gateway courses for historically underrepresented students increased dramatically following California's implementation of AB 705, but these students' completion rates still lag behind their peers'.
Vikash Reddy of the Campaign for College Opportunity writes in this essay originally published in the Los Angeles Times that a proposal to increase the quantitative reasoning requirement for admission to the California State University system would create barriers for minority and low-income students.
Rose Asera, a researcher/evaluator who works with the RP Group, traces the history of developmental education reform in California from the early 2000s to the present day.
With colleges around the country experimenting with reforms to developmental education, researchers are partnering with them to measure the effect of the changes. Today, we're rounding up some recent studies of developmental ed reforms, including Florida’s dramatic overhaul from 2013, California’s growing movement to reform placement and developmental pathways, and Virginia and North Carolina’s efforts to combine developmental reading and writing into one literacy-reinforcing discipline.
Several states are considering major changes to dev ed. Find out what's on the legislative docket, get the latest findings on reforms in CUNY and Oregon community colleges, and more in our CAPR link roundup.
Olga Rodríguez, a research fellow at the Public Policy Institute of California, describes how assessment and placement practices vary across the state's community colleges. This post is based on testimony given to the California State Senate Education Committee on April 19, 2017, on Senate Bill 319, which would require community colleges to inform incoming students about remediation policies and test preparation opportunities.