|Remedial college classes cost money but offer no credits toward a degree. And students assigned to them seldom finish college on time — if at all.
To shrink the number of high school grads in developmental classes, Mississippi's Department of Education and Institutes for Higher Learning are working together to bridge the readiness gap with SREB Readiness Courses in literacy and math.
“The new classes in math and literacy are aimed at students who
would otherwise be required by Institutes of Higher Learning policy
to take developmental classes … before beginning credit-bearing courses.
"Students who pass the free class in high school
will be able to start college taking college-level classes.”
Almost 100 schools statewide are offering either Math Ready or Literacy Ready. Full story in the Mississippi Sun Herald >