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Analysis of Statewide Developmental Education Reform (ASDER)

March 2012−August 2016

This project examines multiple aspects of the developmental education reforms in the community college systems in North Carolina and Virginia. Both systems have embarked on ambitious statewide redesigns of developmental mathematics and English, aiming to reduce the amount of time students spend in remediation while increasing the effectiveness of services. The ASDER research team has published analyses on assessment and placement, college math placement and performance, reform implementation, and English learning assessment. Additional implementation and outcomes analyses are underway and will be published in 2016.

This project is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.


From “Additive” to “Integrative”: Experiences of Faculty Teaching Developmental Integrated Reading and Writing Courses
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The Redesign of Developmental Education in Virginia
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MAY 2016
Modularization in Developmental Mathematics in Two States: Implementation and Early Outcomes
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JUNE 2017
From “Additive” to “Integrative”: Research on Designing and Teaching Integrated Reading and Writing
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APRIL 2017
Spotlight Session: Redesign of Remediation
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APRIL 2016
Understanding Literacy of Low-Skilled Adults Using Multiple Measures
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