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Better Preparation, Less Remedial Work

by Louis Freedberg

The California State University last week made a significant leap forward in tackling the obstacle course of remedial classes that many students never navigate successfully.

CSU announced that it will drop intermediate algebra as a prerequisite for non-math and science majors before they can take college-level math courses required to graduate. Also it will eliminate proficiency tests that can result in students being placed in remedial classes in English and math, even though they may have enough knowledge to take college level courses.

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