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.