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Nov 11, 2013 9:48 AM by AP

La. remedial college education study extended

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Board of Regents has extended a study of remedial education in community colleges and universities.

The board set up a one-year study that state Commissioner of Higher Education Jim Purcell tells The Advocate is "inconclusive."

Some people want to send students who need developmental courses to community colleges, while others want them to be able to enroll in public universities and take those courses alongside college-level courses.

National research suggests that sending students to community college first costs students time and money without increasing their chance of earning a degree.

Purcell says students who spend less time in college are more likely to graduate.

University of Louisiana System President Sandra Woodley says the study is flawed, in part because it excludes the University of New Orleans.

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