There has also been a dramatic growth in the number of colleges offering transfer-level courses with additional support (co-requisite courses). Across the 47 colleges studied, the number of colleges offering support in English increased from 10 colleges to 39, from five to 33 in statistics, and from zero to 30 in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) courses.
“Getting There” also identified several areas for improvement. At many colleges, remedial courses still constitute a large proportion of course offerings, especially in math
even though research shows no group of students benefit from remedial education. Colleges offering substantial remedial courses are not providing information to students on how enrolling in these courses reduces their likelihood of completing that course.
The report offers a series of recommendations for campuses and the state to ensure AB 705 is implemented evenly across the state and achieves the goal of improving college completion.