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Improving Course Outcomes

This Points of Interest presents one benefit of co-requisite remediation: improved pass rates for co-requisite math and English in six states studies.
April 19, 2019
Maxine T. Roberts
Tags: Acceleration, 4. Streamline remediation options., Transfer and Course Applicability

Co-requisite courses are one type of instructional improvement effort that increases student course pass rates. This structure may include several components, such as smaller class sizes, an integrated student population, and the combination of college-level courses with support labs. The table presents results from the implementation of co-requisite remediation in six states and highlights increased student success rates in college-level courses from six to fiftyfive percentage points.

In addition to these outcomes, the report features a new tool used to calculate the return on investment (ROI) of developmental education instructional improvement efforts. The authors report that the co-requisite model has a positive ROI because as students succeed in these classes, they gain momentum and are more likely to enroll in the next course. This level of academic achievement encourages learners to persist through college and complete their degree. This Points of Interest presents one benefit of co-requisite remediation: improved pass rates for co-requisite math and English in the six states studied.