School Officials Consider Changes in Developmental Education

Oct 3, 2016

Educators at Kentucky’s Community and Technical Colleges and universities are establishing a new strategy for incoming freshmen with below-benchmark academic achievement scores. Officials from Kentucky schools gathered last week at Eastern Kentucky University.


Participants at the Kentucky Association for Developmental Education conference focused on corequisite course work. A corequisite is a course of study required to be taken simultaneously with another.

EKU Director of Academic Readiness Kathy Williams says the traditional course of action would be to first place these students in non-credit bearing courses. “The co-requisite model that the state of Kentucky is trying to move to would put those students into their credit-bearing courses.  They would get credit for the course,” said Williams.

Williams says support for these developmental students include summer boot camps and academic tutors during the semester. ​