Developmental Education Placement

Placement in developmental courses

Assessment for college readiness to determine the appropriate placement in a subject is particularly important for community colleges. Such assessment is needed because their open-access admissions policies and outreach to nontraditional students mean that a much larger proportion of their students take developmental education courses than do students in other sectors of higher education. For students needing developmental education, enrolling in the developmental course mandated by the placement test is the first step toward completion. Most institutions select from a handful of standardized assessments to place students in developmental education, but tremendous variation still exists across and within states and even institutions on which tests and cutoff scores are used.

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Enrollment in Developmental Reading

Enrollment in Developmental Math

Placement in Developmental Math

Placement in Developmental Reading

Placement in Developmental Courses

Placement in developmental courses

Placement in developmental courses, by year