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Reading & Literacy Opinion How a Bathroom Log Helped One Middle School Understand Its Literacy Issues
Reading isn’t just a set of skills. Sometimes we need to explore other avenues to help us assist students to become better readers.
Seth Feldman, April 11, 2021
6 min read
College & Workforce Readiness 'Transition' Class Boosted College Credits But Not Learning
A study finds that students who took a ‘transition’ math class in high school were able to skip remedial classes in college but learning didn’t improve.
Stephen Sawchuk, November 13, 2018
5 min read
Brandon Velazquez, left, works after class with Carlos Munoz, an instructor and advisor at Eastern Washington University. Velasquez credits a transition course he took as a high school senior with helping him succeed in college. “I was a little worried when I first got here, but everything’s coming pretty easy to me,” he says.
Brandon Velazquez, left, works after class with Carlos Munoz, an instructor and advisor at Eastern Washington University. Velasquez credits a transition course he took as a high school senior with helping him succeed in college. “I was a little worried when I first got here, but everything’s coming pretty easy to me,” he says.
Photo courtesy of Brandon Velazquez
College & Workforce Readiness H.S. Classes Offer Bypass to Remedial Courses
Twelfth graders who take and pass the transition classes can enroll directly in credit-bearing courses in college.
Catherine Gewertz, October 25, 2016
7 min read
School & District Management Digital Divide Evolves in Fla. Schools, Study Finds
Researchers at the recent American Educational Research Association summit discussed findings on socioeconomic disparities in how K-12 technology is used, and ed-tech's potential as a tool for social justice.
Benjamin Herold, April 19, 2016
6 min read
College & Workforce Readiness Report Finds Higher Education Slow to Adapt to Common Core
A paper from the New America Foundation sees a disconnect between the rollout of the Common Core State Standards and higher education policies.
Caralee J. Adams, July 22, 2014
7 min read
College & Workforce Readiness Colorado Pilot Aims to Prepare 8th Graders for College-Level Math
Students as early as 8th grade are assessed for college-level math and given early intervention to bypass remedial classes in college.
Caralee J. Adams, March 17, 2014
3 min read
Assessment Early-College-Readiness Assessments for High School Students Growing
Thirty-eight states assess juniors for college readiness, and 21 offer structured interventions to get high school students up to speed for crediting-bearing postsecondary work.
Caralee J. Adams, May 6, 2013
1 min read
College & Workforce Readiness Many Students Don't Need Remediation, Studies Say
New research suggests that a significant proportion of students placed in college remedial courses don't need them.
Sarah D. Sparks, February 19, 2013
9 min read
Teaching Fewer Incoming College Students Need Remediation, Research Shows
Looking at remedial education trends, fewer students are enrolling today compared to 10 years ago, but there was an upswing in recent years.
Caralee J. Adams, January 4, 2013
2 min read
College & Workforce Readiness Community Colleges Rethink Placement Tests
Schools are looking for alternatives to the tests that determine whether students must take remedial courses.
Caralee J. Adams, October 16, 2012
7 min read
College & Workforce Readiness Colleges Offer Incoming Freshmen a Summer 'Bridge'
To prepare more at-risk students for the rigors of college, institutions are providing transitional classes and support services.
Caralee J. Adams, May 8, 2012
7 min read
Teaching Remediation for Exit-Exam Failure Proves Daunting
Educators are feeling the pressure to figure out how to assist teenagers who do not pass their high school exit exams.
Catherine Gewertz, January 9, 2007
7 min read
Teaching More in College Taking Remedial Courses, NCES Says
More students today are taking at least one year of remedial coursework upon reaching college than five years ago, according to a report from the National Center for Educational Statistics.
Sean Cavanagh, December 10, 2003
3 min read