Of all students who go to college, approximately 40% are referred to developmental education. The number jumps to 60% at community colleges.1
Research has shown that placement in developmental education courses proves to be an insurmountable obstacle for most of these students with only 28% of two-year college students who took at least one developmental education course earning a degree or certificate within 8 ½ years compared to 43% of non-remedial students.2
From the time and money students spend in pursuit of a degree they won’t ultimately earn to the money institutions spend supporting programs that aren’t delivering results, the battle for quality developmental education problem is one we can’t afford to lose.
Pearson is working with institutions and partnering with reform organizations to tackle the challenge of developmental education head-on. We're researching and evaluating what works and what doesn’t and redesigning developmental education to accelerate completion.