Developmental education programs permit professors teaching college-level courses to maintain high academic standards since students can develop the requisite skills needed in a separate developmental course or an adjunct academic support activity that is paired with the college-level course. Without such learning services colleges would admit the same students, and professors would be forced to teach classes with a much wider range of abilities represented but without any resources for students needing extra help. This in turn would lower the quality of education offered to the entire student body.
Stratton, C. B. (1998). Transitions in developmental education: Interviews with Hunter Boylan and David Arendale. In J. L. Higbee, & P. L. Dwinell (Eds.), Developmental education and its role in preparing successful college students (pp. 25-36). Monograph Series No. 24. Columbia, SC: National Association for Developmental Education and National Center for the Study of the First Year Experience and Students in Transition.
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