Still Getting There: How California’s AB 705 Is (and is not) Transforming Community College Remediation and What Needs to Come Next

How California’s AB 705 Is (and is not) Transforming Community College Remediation and What Needs to Come Next New report shows huge promise of legislation overhauling English and math remediation but many students are left out, especially Black and Latinx students Still Getting There, a report from the California Acceleration Project and Public Advocates, examines the second …

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Webinar: Across the False Divide

Supporting English Learners in College-Level Composition Though ESL and English have long been seen as two very separate disciplines, viewing the same students’ writing across multiple semesters reveals that students’ English can and does develop as they tackle the challenges of college-level coursework. Following a close examination of selected students’ work, the presenters will share …

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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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Remediation Reform

An Essential Part of Campus Equity Efforts During faculty workshops, we often ask people to raise their hands if their institutions are taking certain steps to address equity. Their responses follow a predictable pattern. Are they examining data on student outcomes, disaggregated by race and ethnicity, and offering support for students in underrepresented groups? A …

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