More than 50% of first-time community college students in Illinois will take at least one dev ed course. Unfortunately only 14% of them will graduate within three years’ time. As more students require dev ed, these low rates of completion are troubling, but they have also strengthened K-12 partnerships across the state. Elgin Community College offers a math class taught by college instructors and high school teachers, Harper College offers developmental math to high school seniors, and McHenry County College created the College and Career Readiness Alliance. The alliance focuses on enabling a smooth transition from high school to college and includes interventions to better align high school and college curricula, guidance for developing career goals, and strategies for standardized testing.
Source: Daily Herald