Developmental education assessment and placement policies guide how students may demonstrate college readiness and are placed into college-level courses. States and postsecondary systems use a variety of measures to determine a student’s college readiness. To provide a national perspective on developmental education assessment and placement policies, Education Commission of the States researched state-level and postsecondary system policies to create this comprehensive resource on a 50-State Comparison, showing how states and postsecondary systems approach these policies.
The U.S. Department of Education Experimental Sites initiative awards postsecondary-level grants from the Pell program to low-income high school students in dual enrollment programs leading to a credential. In the Experimental Site institutions, incoming dually enrolled students may be eligible to receive a federal Pell Grant to support their dual enrollment experience.