January 21, 2016
Corequisite Remediation Securing Unprecedented Statewide Results for Underprepared Students
In their new, interactive report, Corequisite Remediation: Spanning the Divide – Breakthrough Results Fulfilling the Promise of College Access for Underprepared Students, Complete College America shares that states are tripling student success rates in a quarter of the time through Corequisite Remediation. The report exposes the widespread failure of traditional remediation, but focuses primarily on efforts in Colorado, Georgia, Indiana, Tennessee and West Virginia that are providing unprecedented positive results, tripling the number of underprepared students who complete introductory college-level math and English courses – often in their first semester.
Additionally, Spanning the Divide provides viewers their state’s remediation data and allows them to explore the impact Corequisite Remediation could have for their students. Information on how to implement the reform is also available.
In Corequisite Remediation, students enroll directly into college-level courses and receive academic support alongside their regular classes. Rather than facing a long sequence of prerequisite, non-credit courses, students get up to speed in college-level courses that count toward their degree. Additional, mandatory class periods or customized support in a companion lab provide academic support “just in time” within a college-level course.
“These are results unlike anything we’ve ever seen in higher education,” said Complete College America President Stan Jones. “The proof is in, and leaders in Colorado, Georgia, Indiana, Tennessee and West Virginia have provided a powerful blueprint how we can dramatically increase success rates for underprepared students.”
DATA: Too many students end up in traditional remediation, and success is unlikely once they get there.
- 1 in 3 recent high school graduates – those who should be most prepared for college – end up in remediation.
- 56% of African American students, 45% of Hispanic students and 35% of White students are placed into remediation.
- 55% of Pell grant recipients are placed into remediation.
- Nationally, just 20% of remedial students in community college go on to complete the associated introductory (gateway) course within 2 years.
DATA: Triple the results in a quarter of the time.
- With Corequisite Remediation, 61% of students received needed academic support in mathematics at the same time they completed their college-level gateway math course, often in their first semester.
- With Corequisite Remediation, 64% of students received needed academic support in English at the same time they completed their college-level gateway English course, often in their first semester.
Want the Quick Facts?
Download the executive summary of Corequisite Remediation: Spanning the Completion Divide.