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RETHINKING REMEDIAL MATH
The Carnegie Foundation's mathematics Pathways are featured in a new report from LearningWorks, a nonprofit group that focuses on California community colleges. The report takes a look at experiments to reform remedial mathematics by emphasizing preparation in statistics and quantitative reasoning rather than the intermediate algebra pathway that students have traditionally taken. The report found that those experiments are being driven by a deepening belief that: "on the basis of a weakly predictive test, large numbers of students are being prevented from completing college unless they pass a challenging course that may be irrelevant to their futures." This is from Inside Higher Education’s Quick Takes.


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