Whereas, The paper "Basic Skills as a Foundation for Student Success in California Community Colleges", produced by the Center for Student Success, concludes that ".research overwhelmingly supports the notion that early assessment and completion of developmental coursework improves student achievement"; and
Whereas, There is no legislative or regulatory barrier to requiring that students who are assessed as needing developmental coursework complete that coursework early in their college career;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges research approaches to ensuring that students complete their developmental coursework early and develop a paper including best practices and recommendations to local academic senates.
MSC Disposition: Local Senates
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