California legislators target remedial ed | Joanne

Community college remediation is doing more harm than good, argues the California Acceleration Project in a new report, Up to the Challenge.

A proposed state law would require community colleges to use high school grades as well as placement tests to decide whether students need remedial co

ursework, reports KPCC. Colleges would have to show a student was “highly unlikely to succeed” in a college-level course before placing a student in remediation.

Some community colleges have adopted “co-requisite” remediation: Students enroll in college-credit classes while working on basic…

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