Lessons Learned: Using Data to Help Students Pass Remedial Courses

If Achieving the Dream has taught community colleges anything, it is that they must find better ways to move more students through remedial courses.

Such courses are often tedious, and many students take two years or longer to work through the required sequence—if they don't get bored and drop out first.

Nearly 60 percent of community-college students take at least one remedial course, according to a 2009 report by the Community College Research Center. The report used