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What We Know About Accelerated Developmental Education

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What We Know About Accelerated Developmental Education

To support the long-term success of underprepared students, many community colleges are experimenting with accelerated developmental education models, which allow students to complete remediation and enroll in college-level math and English within a shorter timeframe. This brief describes four different models of accelerated developmental education, and summarizes findings on student outcomes for each one. Overall, students on accelerated pathways were more likely than a set of matched peers to complete the relevant college-level course within 3 years. This brief is part two of the practitioner packet Designing Meaningful Developmental Reform.