ERIC Number: ED445588
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Reducing Remedial Education: What Progress Are States Making? Educational Benchmarks 2000 Series.
Abraham, Ansley A.; Creech, Joseph D.
This report highlights the steps that colleges and universities in Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) states are taking to reduce the need for remedial college courses, addressing the following issues: who needs remedial education; how many students entering college need remedial courses; whether state policies on college-level assessment and placement matter; who should deliver remedial education; whether taking the right high school courses matters in reducing the need for remedial education; why so many students need remedial mathematics; what states are doing to address the fact that more than half of African American and Hispanic students who begin college need at least one remedial course; how effective remedial education is for college students; and what states should do to reach the goal that four of every five students entering college will be ready to begin college-level work. The report concludes with several recommendations, including states should fit the remediation approach to the student; states should increase the required number of mathematics courses; colleges should encourage students in middle grades to begin planning for college; and colleges and schools need to make better use of information on how high school graduates perform as college freshmen. (SM)
Descriptors: Black Students, College Admission, College Bound Students, Educational Improvement, Educational Policy, Excellence in Education, High Schools, Higher Education, Hispanic American Students, Organizations (Groups), Placement, Professional Associations, Program Effectiveness, Regional Planning, Remedial Instruction, Remedial Mathematics, Remedial Programs, School Policy
Southern Regional Education Board, 592 10th Street, N.W., Atlanta, GA 30318; Tel: 404-875-9211; Web site: http://www.sreb.org.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.