Montgomery College tests a new approach to remedial math courses. According to the Washington Post, more than 60 percent of Montgomery County graduates attending this college require remedial math courses.
The Post reports that a pilot program at Montgomery College looks at high school transcripts rather than relying on standardized test results.
“We have come to believe that having a high-stakes test is not the best way to measure someone’s mathematical competency,” said John Hamman, dean of mathematics and statistics at Montgomery College. “Trying to look at a longer history of their work makes more sense than what they are able to do on one particular day.”