A new report offers ways to update math placement policies in community colleges and four-year institutions.
States and colleges are being urged to revise their math placement policies in an effort to help more community college and four-year college students pursue and enter STEM fields.
The efforts are part of a new Call to Action that stakeholders say was created out of a national need to prepare more students for STEM jobs, especially traditionally underrepresented groups such as low-income students and minority students.
The goal is to ensure that college math placement policies are supporting student success in math and STEM, said representatives from Jobs for the Future, The Charles A. Dana Center at the University of Texas at Austin, and Achieving the Dream.
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