Dear Friends and Colleagues,


Following is a summary of an article from the recent issue of the Chronicle of Higher Education. “REMEDIAL COURSES appear to improve poorly prepared college students' odds of eventually completing a degree, two economists reported in a working paper distributed last week. The new study arrives at a time when some state governments and university systems are debating the cost-effectiveness of remedial programs.” The article talking about the report is available at the Chronicle web site which may be password protected


However, the actual report is available at


Take care,



David Arendale, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

Univ. of Minnesota-Twin Cities, General College

128 Pleasant Street SE, 262 Appleby Hall

Minneapolis, MN 55455  [log in to unmask]

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