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Report: California Colleges Still Offering Remedial Courses

Inside Higher Ed

Sara Weissman
June 14, 2022
At least a third of California Community Colleges are still enrolling students in remedial math courses despite state legislation in place to prevent students from being required to take unnecessary noncredit coursework, according to a recent report by the California Acceleration Project, a faculty-driven effort to monitor and guide remedial education reform at California Community Colleges.
The report, released Monday, analyzed plans submitted to the state chancellor’s office by 115 colleges in March detailing the changes they plan to make to better implement Assembly Bill 705. The 2017 state law aims to “maximize the probability that a student will enter and complete transfer-level coursework in English and mathematics within a one-year timeframe” in the community college system.