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Innovating Developmental Education

What if a college system could drastically shorten the time it takes students to complete developmental courses, giving them a fighting chance to progress to college-level work and graduate? That’s the focus of the Developmental Education Redesign initiative, which has received national attention for its innovative approach.

In 2004, only one in four – 25 percent – of students who entered developmental courses graduated or transferred within four years.

The need for reform in developmental education is a centerpiece of the chancellor’s Reengineering Initiative inaugurated in 2009.

Today, a new paradigm for preparing for college math has been created, and a redesign of English developmental courses is under way. And early returns indicate students are succeeding with fewer hours of remediation.

For more information on this innovative initiative, email deved@vccs.edu .

Math Redesign

English redesign