Academic journal article Journal of Developmental Education

Report on Remediation from Complete College America

Academic journal article Journal of Developmental Education

Report on Remediation from Complete College America

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In its report "Remediation: Higher Education's Bridge to Nowhere ," released April 19th, Complete College America (CCA) labels the remediation processes in our nation's colleges a "broken system" and calls for, instead, enrolling more students directly into college classes and providing just-intime support. The report claims that remediation is a noble and inspired idea that has failed; it has failed because too many students start in remediation and, of those, close to 30% never show up for the original or the subsequent course. It claims that remediation fails because close to 40% of students never complete their remedial courses and because too few students complete the subsequent gateway class and/or graduate.

CCA recommends as the alternative that colleges enroll students in classes that meet five times a week; three of regular instruction and two in a corequisite, a built-in tutoring support model. …

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