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ERIC Number: ED539870
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Dec
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Core Principles for Transforming Remedial Education: A Joint Statement
Jobs for the Future
As a result of new research and promising practice, we have more clarity than ever about how we can fundamentally transform our developmental education system to improve success for all students. To propel the movement forward, this statement offers a set of clear and actionable principles that, although not the final word on remedial education reform, sets a new course that can dramatically improve the postsecondary success of millions of students across the nation. To be clear: The principles that guide this statement advocate changing current remedial education systems so that all students, no matter their skill levels or background, have a real opportunity to earn a college credential. Some may see this statement as supporting changes that discourage or divert students from their pursuit of a college credential. Nothing is further from the truth. Rather, we believe the systemic changes we propose, all of which can be found in some colleges and state systems around the country, are much more likely than current practice to provide a clear path that all students can follow to achieve their academic and career goals. In the end, the strategies we propose increase overall college completion rates, particularly among students who have traditionally been underserved by our postsecondary institutions. A glossary of terms is included. (Contains 16 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Complete College America; Education Commission of the States; Jobs for the Future; University of Texas, Charles A. Dana Center