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1 Accelerated Remediation Bruce Vandal, Education Commission of the States September 21, 2011

2 Most Fail to “Get Past Go” Progress on Remedial Sequence of ATD Students After 1 Academic Year Clery, ATD Data Notes, 2008 *Data rounded to nearest percent

3 The Goal: Move students as quickly and effectively through their first college level course.

4 The Remedial Education Sequence AssessmentPlacementEnrollmentCompletion

5 Traditional Remedial Sequence Assessment Take single standardized exam Placement Cut score determines placement in one or more levels of remedial education Enrollment Students take 1 or more courses consecutively before enrolling in gateway courses Completion Success is defined as completion of remedial course

6 Accelerated Remedial Sequence Assessment Use of multiple tools to include HS curriculum, HS GPA and diagnostic academic assessment Placement Placement is based on student motivation and precise diagnosis of deficiencies Range of cut scores, rather than a precise cut score enables flexibility Enrollment Co-Enrollment in Remedial and College- Level Course Offer single semester remedial option for students in need of more intense academic preparation Completion Success is defined as completion of gateway course

7 Reading and Writing Reading is key barrier for those assessed at the lowest levels of remediation – equates with placement in both math and writing as well. Writing is not the barrier that math is – fewer levels for students to navigate is one reason. Combining reading and writing reduces time in remediation. Co-Requisite approach creates college students, not remedial students.

8 Final Word Key Metric: Success in Gateway Course Time, Not Student Learning is the Greatest Barrier to Success Use Evidenced Based Practice Continuous Improvement is essential to long term success

9 For More Information Bruce Vandal


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