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Transforming Remediation: Understanding the Research, Policy, and Practice
According to a National Bureau of Economic Research working paper, approximately half of all undergraduates and 70 percent of community college students take at least one remedial course. Unfortunately, many of these students never move beyond their placement in remediation. Only about a quarter of community college students who take a remedial course graduate within eight years according to a 2006 sample from NELS. Thus in order to ensure more students successfully complete postsecondary education, there is a need to significantly transform remedial education
This webinar will present some key principles for this transformation along with the growing research base of best practices. In addition, the webinar will highlight promising institution-level practices. Panelists will include: Bruce Vandal, Ph.D., Vice President, Complete College America; Michelle Hodara, Ph.D., Senior Researcher, Education Northwest; Katie Hern, Ed.D., Chabot College and Director, California Acceleration Project; and Cynthia D. Liston, Associate Vice President for Policy Research & Special Projects, NC Community College System.
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