Fewer students have to take college remedial math, data show

May 14, 2018

Though remedial math was intended to help students succeed in college, research has demonstrated that the courses don’t enhance students’ chances of completing college and can even worsen them. There’s more. The placement tests traditionally used by colleges tend to “under-place” a significant portion of students, sending them to remedial courses they don’t need. Disproportionately, these are students of color.