Citing customer feedback, empirical evidence, and college trends, ACT decides to phase out its Compass placement tests by Dec. 2016.
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March 10, 2015
A panel at SXSWedu discusses what it takes to engage and motivate high school students in new ways by raising expectations.
July 07, 2014
The Education Commission of the States issues a model framework for more consistent counting and monitoring of incoming college students in need of remedial coursework.
July 16, 2012
Getting through community college is a struggle for millions of students. Balancing work and school is harder than many expected. Many arrive on campus surprised to learn they aren't academically prepared. And, without a clear goal or needed guidance, more often than not, students don't make it to...
June 14, 2012
Evaluation of a pilot program at CUNY to help student fast-track through developmental education shows promising results.
May 11, 2012
Research on summer developmental bridge programs shows encouraging results for raising students' math and English skills.
March 01, 2012
New research from CCRC suggests high school grades may be a better way to determine if community college students should be placed in developmental education.
February 02, 2012
Community colleges have their work cut out for them in closing the gap between student aspirations and results, a new report finds.
September 28, 2011
The U.S. Department of Education has announced that 34 colleges and universities will share $13 million in grant money as part of the Strengthening Institutions Program to help improve institutions to better serve low-income students. Funds can be used for planning, faculty development, academic pro...
September 09, 2011
New studies find that choosing a career path early is strongly correlated with community college students earning a degree.