Colleges and postsecondary systems across the nation are demonstrating remarkable progress in phasing out standalone or multi-course remediation sequences, resulting in tens of thousands of students more quickly enrolling in and completing college-level courses.
Our organizations have collaborated to describe the principles we see in common across this work and why they are especially promising for students from low-income and underserved populations.
Core Principles for Transforming Remediation within a Comprehensive Student Success Strategy highlights practices such as placing the vast majority of students directly into credit-bearing work with effective support; refining mathematical and other academic content to align with each student’s choice of academic direction; and helping students stay on track to a college credential.
The creative energy being devoted to transforming higher education is palpable. Postsecondary leaders are transitioning from a system that served some students well to a system that serves all students well.
We hope this joint statement of principles will serve as a trustworthy guide at this pivotal moment in American higher education.
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