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At Nassau Community College (Long Island, New York) we offer a few different options to students who place into remedial courses after taking the placement test.

We offer instructor based "brush-up" courses that run before the start of each semester -  typically they run for 12 hours - where students meet with a professor on campus and "brush-up" in a particular area - which is most often algebra.

We also offer an on-line tutorial program called A+dvancer learning. It can be used to prepare students for college level placement tests or as an intervention for skill level development. It begins with an initial assessment, which identifies a students strengths and weaknesses, and provides students with an online personalized study program in the areas of reading, math, or sentence skills.   
How does the program work?  

If a student takes advantage of one the options listed above, they are entitled to a re-test on the college placement test.  Most students who take advantage of one of these options, are able to achieve the "cut" score we require when they re-test.

This has been a big help to both the college and to the students.


Noreen E. Wade
Assistant Director Placement Testing
Nassau Community College
One Education Drive 
Garden City, New York 11530
(516) 572-3559
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----- Original Message -----
From: Marylen Jennings <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Wednesday, June 7, 2006 10:55 am
Subject: Re: four-year/two-year cooperative developmental program

> To my knowledge, all state universities in Florida must offer some 
> typeof program for a designated number of students who do not make the
> entrance score on the SAT or ACT.  
> 
> Florida A & M University offers a program for students to attend 
> summerschool and take developmental course/s. Upon arrival, 
> students are given
> an in house placement test to determine the students' needs and 
> studentsare placed in the appropriate developmental course/s.  
> 
> The developmental courses are done during the first half of the summer
> term; the second have of the term, students take at least one or two
> college credit courses such as English 1 (ENC 1101) or college 
> algebra.
> 
> Students live on campus and are classified as freshman.  Students
> receive tutoring and any other assistance needed.  Upon successfully
> passing the developmental courses and the college credit courses, the
> students continue in the fall as college freshman.
> 
> Marylen M. Jennings, Coordinator
> Academic Success Center
> Seminole Community College
> Sanford, FL 32773
> 407-708-2385
> 
> 
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