Placement Reform

Let Them In

Increasing Access, Completion, and Equity in English Placement Policies at a Two-Year California Community College This article uses a disparate impact analysis framework to assess the impact of a policy change in writing assessment that roughly doubled the proportion of students placing into college English at Butte College, a two-year college in California. After establishing …

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Leading the Way

Cuyamaca College Transforms Math Remediation Cuyamaca College is the first community college in California to completely transform math remediation–from how it assesses and places students into math courses, to the courses it offers, to what happens in the classroom. Most students at Cuyamaca can now complete their math requirements in one semester. Students in math-intensive …

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Capacity Unleashed

The Faces of Community College Math Pathways Sacramento, Calif.—October 28, 2016—Chronically low completion rates among students in “basic skills” or remedial courses have led the state of California to allocate $90 million in grants to community colleges to transform remediation in English and math. A new publication—Capacity Unleashed: The Faces of Community College Math Pathways—illustrates …

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