Tuesday, March 20, 2012

College Remediation


Question: What is the cost of remediation for students accepted into college but requiring remediation services?

Answer/Quote: “Disjuncture between secondary and postsecondary writing proficiency expectations results in remediation for many first-year students admitted to community colleges, colleges, and universities….. The cost associated with the remediation is staggering. Michigan researchers estimate a cost of $601 million for that state…, and the College Board has recently estimated that $17 billion is spent annually on remediation each year….” P. 285.

Comment: Not to mentions disruption in the students’ college careers, extending them to five years or more. RayS.

Title: “Placement of Students into First-Year Writing Courses.” N Elliot, P Deess, A Rudniy, and K Joshi. Research in the Teaching of English (February 2012), 285-313.

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