As requested by NCADE members, please see below for a list of talking points about the benefits of Developmental Education. These points will be updated with supporting data soon.
Developmental Education is the gateway to college success.
- Developmental Education provides underprepared students with the same opportunity for success in gateway courses as “college ready” students.
Developmental Education does make a difference.
- Developmental Education helps ensure equity in higher education, especially for first-generation college students, underrepresented and underserved student populations, and nontraditional students.
Developmental students learn necessary non-cognitive skills for future success.
- Developmental Education strengthens soft skills such as responsibility, time management, interdependence, discipline, and professional conduct.
- Developmental Education promotes college awareness, preparedness, and confidence.