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Developmental Education

Stuck at Square One

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2016
This report and audio podcast discusses how college students are increasingly caught in remedial education classes.
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Unlocking the Gate: What We Know About Improving Developmental Education

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2011
This analysis focuses on four different types of interventions for improving students’ progress through remedial education and into college-level courses, including (1) strategies that help students...
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Increasing Opportunities for Low-Income Women and Student Parents in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math at Community Colleges

2012
Drawing on a literature and program review, analysis of publicly available data, and consultations with experts in the field, this report examines opportunities for women and student parents to...
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Two-Year College Mathematics and Student Progression in STEM Programs of Study

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2011
This resource introduces the history of and research in the the field of pre-college and early college mathematics practices.
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Better Together: Realigning Pre-College Skills Development Programs to Achieve Greater Academic Success for Adult Learners

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2008
This report examines three partnerships between adult education programs and developmental education in community colleges and provides recommendations to help adult learners develop skills to be...
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Beyond Basic Skills: State Strategies to Connect Low-Skilled Students

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2011
This report provides a background on the growing basic skills crisis in the U.S. and emphasizes the importance of postsecondary education success and completion in getting a good job and advancing in...
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It’s Not About the Cut Score: Redesigning Placement Assessment Policy to Improve Student Success

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2008
This publication highlights the effect that assessment policies have on student placement rates in community colleges. 
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Setting Up Success in Developmental Education: How State Policy Can Help Community Colleges Improve Student Outcomes

2009
Achieving the Dream, a national initiative to improve student success in community colleges, has taken a multipronged approach to improving outcomes in developmental education. This issue brief...
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What Community College Developmental Mathematics Students Understand about Mathematics

2010
Carnegie Senior Partner Jim Stigler and colleagues Karen B. Givvin and Belinda J. Thompson from the University of California, Los Angeles were commissioned by Carnegie to investigate what community...
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