Elevating Success in Developmental English

Strategies for Accelerating and Supporting Completion

Topics: Community College, Developmental and Remedial Education, Student Retention and Success, Curriculum Development, Academic Planning, Academic Affairs

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Executive Summary

Sixty percent of community college entrants test into developmental courses, and only a small fraction of these students ever progress to college-level courses. As public scrutiny rises and annual budgets dwindle, college leadership must double-down on efforts to improve their developmental programs.

This white paper offers strategies to accelerate student success in developmental English while providing students with the non-academic support they need to meet completion goals.