Colleges Rethink Remedial BurdenAugust 17, 2017 |
by Jessica Mendoza
Lulu Matute still remembers the sinking sensation she felt when she heard the news.
It was the fall of 2012, and Ms. Matute had just taken the placement exam that gauged every prospective college student’s skill in math and English. She had hoped to earn her associate’s degree at the City College of San Francisco (CCSF) and transfer to a four-year institution within two years. “But based on the layout my counselor gave me, I was going to be there for three and a half, because I was starting at the lowest-level math,” she says.