How is the local educational system supporting college-bound kids?


All high school graduates are not equally prepared for postsecondary education. This finding is especially true for graduates from historically marginalized communities. To prepare these graduates for success in a two- and four-year college environment, postsecondary institutions provide noncredit developmental education courses. These courses are designed to improve the reading, writing, and math skills of first-year college students unprepared for college-level courses. Consequently, high school graduates that might otherwise be unable to attain a higher education can take developmental education courses to better prepare them for college-level course work.ย  Who needs developmental education courses?ย  And why?ย  In general, high school graduates [...]