A recent story in Education Week delved into some research studies that are pointing to a common conclusion – far too many students are unnecessarily being diverted into remedial classes.
The studies are suggesting that placement-test scores alone are not enough to determine whether a student should be required to take developmental education courses. The story offers some interesting options to supplement placement-test scores, such as looking more closely at high school transcripts or allowing students into credit classes while supporting them with tutoring.
It’s an interesting story on a topic that has gotten a lot of national and statewide attention. Please read the story in Education Week and let’s have a discussion about it.