How To Improve State Policy For Community College Developmental Education

Achieving the Dream, a national initiative to improve student success in community colleges, recently released a policy brief entitled Setting Up Success in Developmental Education: How State Policy Can Help Community Colleges to Improve Student Outcomes.  Remediation is well in excess of 60% of students in community colleges, so the need for new state policy is urgent.


In the report, Michael Collins describes how fifteen Achieving the Dream states are focusing on four key policies to improve outcomes for developmental students:

·         Prevention Strategies

·         Assessment and Placement

·         Implementation and Evaluation of Program Innovation, and

·         Performance Measurement and Incentives


The full report is available at:


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