Acceleration Strategies in the New Developmental Education Landscape
Article first published online: 15 JAN 2014
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New Directions for Community Colleges
Special Issue: The College Completion Agenda: Practical Approaches for Reaching the Big Goal
Volume 2013, Issue 164, pages 37–45, Winter 2013
How to Cite
Venezia, A. and Hughes, K. L. (2013), Acceleration Strategies in the New Developmental Education Landscape. New Directions for Community Colleges, 2013: 37–45. doi: 10.1002/cc.20079
- Issue published online: 15 JAN 2014
- Article first published online: 15 JAN 2014
The college completion agenda, in concert with recent research, has brought scrutiny to the shortcomings of community college remedial programs. Remedial, or developmental, education has come to be seen as a hindrance to student progress and attainment rather than as a support. In this chapter, the authors describe new approaches to help students prepare for and move into college-level courses more quickly, while cautioning that we do not know yet whether many of them are effective.