Replacing Remediation with Acceleration

Koski, W. S., & Levin, H. M. (1998). Replacing remediation with acceleration in higher education: Preliminary report on literature review and initial interviews. Stanford, CA : National Center for Postsecondary Improvement. Retrieved July 4, 2004, from: http://
The authors offer recommendations for alternative delivery systems for remedial and developmental education. Part of the recommendations are based on the successful model of the Accelerated Schools Movement that makes systematic changes within a school district resulting in improved the academic achievement of at-risk elementary and secondary students. Some of the recommended models are: linked/paired courses; Supplemental Instruction; learning communities; critical thinking programs; and student-centered instruction/individualized learning. A number of institutional success stories are cited included General College of UM. Another summary of the report can be retrieved from