Are we saying goodbye to remedial classes?

Numerous states and colleges have created programs in recent years to promote graduation and minimize the need for remedial courses.

BCCC has combined non credit developmental classes while adding personal tutorials and online assessments that allow students to work at a pace more comfortable for them. Massachusetts has begun using a student’s high school grade point average instead of standardized tests to determine suitability for remedial classes. Texas State University is allowing students to take remedial and credit courses in the same subject simultaneously to speed up the learning process, and recently CUNY schools have been offering an intense program to rapidly move students out of remedial classes.

The replacement of remedial courses is meant to advance students more quickly, in intensive and interactive courses, instead of being stuck in a remedial class for multiple semesters.

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