Who is Developmental Education Leaving Behind?
New Project Focuses on Students who are Not Well-Served by Existing Reforms
Ascendium has invested millions of dollars in developmental education reform over the years, and were grateful to our partners in the field who have developed, tested and scaled new approaches that are proving to be effective for many students.
Despite the success of these initiatives, some students are still not being served well by developmental education. We want to learn who these students are, how many of them are being left behind and what obstacles are standing in the way of their success.
To explore this issue, we made a $350,000 grant to The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) to help the field shape a research agenda. NAS has assembled a committee of experts who will convene with stakeholders next month to share their insights on developmental education. The two-day workshop will be webcast live March 18-19.
NAS will share a summary of the March proceedings and later publish a book in both print and electronic format. We hope this project will spark discussion and ultimately uncover opportunities to build a more inclusive postsecondary system. Read more.