Some people are confused about a new state law aimed at helping the many community college students who need remedial work.
The high-stakes entrance exam that the state’s community colleges use will no longer be the lone factor in determining if students can enroll in credit-bearing courses. With 70 percent of students failing a placement test each year -– and a change in state law — the Board of Regents voted Thursday to begin requiring […]
A bill that limits the circumstances that college officials can require students to spend time and money taking non-credit remedial courses has been signed into law by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. One quarter of the students who enter a public college in Connecticut spend their first year taking only non-credit remedial courses. Some even spend two […]