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ERIC Number: ED589955
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Apr-13
Pages: 19
Abstractor: ERIC
Precollege Education and First Year Outcomes. Research Report 18-2
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges
Precollege courses, also known as "developmental" courses, help students prepare for introductory college courses, most often in math and English language arts (reading/writing). Most colleges use entrance exams, prior coursework, or other evaluations to determine whether students should start in a college level or precollege course for math and English. Some students are required to take several levels of precollege courses before they enroll in the respective college level course. This report provides a summary of precollege enrollment, participation rates, and first year outcomes for students enrolling in the Washington community and technical colleges. This report will focus on courses in precollege math and English. For simplicity, precollege courses in reading, writing, and coordinated reading/writing are referred to collectively as precollege English. Most precollege English enrollments are in writing or coordinated reading/writing.
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges. P.O. Box 42495, Olympia, WA 98504-2495. Tel: 360-704-4400; Fax: 360-704-4415; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges
Identifiers - Location: Washington