New report calls developmental education a “bridge to nowhere”

Back in 2012, Complete College America issued a report that called remedial, or developmental, education a bridge to nowhere. Now, four years later, a report by New America echoes this statement while also suggesting that co-requisite models may offer improved results. Evidence to support this assertion comes from data gathered at institutions in Colorado, Georgia, Indiana, Tennessee, and West Virginia that have used the co-requisite approach as well as other models, including the emporium model, boot camps, and fast-track courses. The report also advises that such approaches must be brought to scale and that states/institutions must be given reasonable timelines, resources, and support from state policy leaders.

Sources:  Diverse Education, New America

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