Access Education in Massachusetts

Task Force on Remedial Education. (1997). Report of the task force on remedial education. Boston, MA: University of Massachusetts. Retrieved July 4, 2004, from:
In this document, the Task Force on Remedial Education examines the issue of remedial education, describes the scope of remedial education at the University,
The report offers recommendations for policies and administrative procedures that will foster student learning through remedial education: 1. The University of Massachusetts should continue to offer limited remedial programs to address the needs of its admitted students. 2. The University and the Community Colleges should explore additional avenues of collaboration that might improve or enhance the quality and cost-effectiveness of remediation available to students enrolled in both sectors. 3. All entering first-time freshmen and transfer students should continue to be assessed by each campus to determine appropriate course assignments for mathematics and writing. 4. Campus faculty and administrators responsible for remedial programs at UMass campuses should increase their levels of communication and collaboration with each other. 5. The University should develop better methods for assessing the outcomes of remedial instruction, working collaboratively with other sectors of higher education as necessary.