Reforms in RemediationMarch 30, 2018 |
by Judith Scott-Clayton
Colleges, particularly community colleges, have long relied upon remedial coursework to help academically underprepared students get ready for college-level work. Students assigned to remediation may be required to take three or more remedial courses – which cost money, but do not confer college credit – before they can enroll in college-level coursework. The best available national data (based on student transcripts) indicates that as of about 2009, about half of all college students and nearly 70 percent of community college entrants had taken at least one remedial course within 6 years of college entry.