The Prevalence of Remedial Education
An article at the Hartford Courant suggests that too many incoming freshmen are getting placed in remedial classes before they can take actual college coursework. The Courant reports that as many as 60 percent of all students entering community college must take at least one refresher course in math or English. What is even more unsettling is that only about one-quarter of these students go on to actually complete their degree program.
In an effort to move more students through degree programs, without sacrificing college preparedness in the process, some states are taking a fresh approach to remedial education. From streamlined approaches to preparing students earlier, remedial education is beginning to look a lot different in some states across the country.
Gates Grant Opens Remedial Education Doors