Minnesota State University – Moorhead President Edna Mora Szymanski told the Star Tribune that some of its decline in enrollment was intentional: In 2010, Minnesota State University Moorhead decided it was admitting too many unqualified students, and it started referring “large numbers” to community and technical colleges, said Moorhead President Edna Szymanski. … The harsh Read more

“… Recent research fails to find evidence that placement into remediation improves student outcomes. … While this has spurred debate about the content and delivery of remedial coursework, another possibility is that the assessment process itself may be broken.” — The authors of Assessing Developmental Assessment in Community Colleges, cited by Washington Post columnist Jay Read more

Right on the heels of the closing of the Corrick Center for at-risk students at MSU-Moorhead, the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System (MnSCU) has released a report on remedial education across the state’s higher-ed institutions: “Getting Prepared: A 2010 Report on Recent High School Graduates Who Took Developmental/Remedial Courses.” The 56-page document looks at Read more