Teachers College, Columbia University

New Approaches to Improving College Readiness

Date and Time: May 21, 2019 2:30 p.m.–3:45 p.m.
Location: Cambridge, MA
Venue: Charles Hotel | Rodgers, Third Floor

Each year, many students arrive at college unprepared for college-level work. In fact, 41 percent of community college enrollees and 29 percent of four-year college enrollees reported taking at least one remedial course while enrolled. But many students fail to complete their remedial courses and do not move on to college-level work. In response, colleges, schools, and states are experimenting with a wide range of approaches to help improve students’ ability to transition to college-level work. In this session, three panelists discussed different remediation reforms aimed at improving students’ outcomes and one panelist discussed the role of dual enrollment in facilitating students’ transitions to college.


Bethany King Wilkes
Program Director, Seamless Alignment and Integrated Learning Support
Tennessee Board of Regents
Senior Research Associate
Community College Research Center
Christine Mokher
Associate Professor
Florida State University
Angela Boatman
Assistant Professor
Vanderbilt University

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