Dramatic Growth in Corequisite Remediation
California’s Assembly Bill 705 mandates community colleges to maximize the probability that a student will complete transfer-level math and English courses within their first year of college. Traditional remediation, where a student is required to pass one or more non-transferable remedial classes before taking a transfer-level course, reduces a student’s chance of meeting the mandate.
Co-requisite remediation, which places a student directly into a transfer-level course with concurrent academic supports, is often a student’s best chance of completing a transfer-level course within their first year. A recent study shows that most California Community Colleges understand this and have adopted co-requisite remediation as a way to meet the new mandate. As of Fall 2019, more than 70% of the 114 colleges use co-requisite remediation on their campuses, more than triple the number in Fall 2017 (pre-AB 705).
This Points of Interest shows that an overwhelming majority of California Community Colleges offer corequisite remediation, a significant increase from 2017.