The Developmental Education Reform Act (DERA) was signed into law in March 2021. DERA aims to address inequities in degree completion by race and income status by reforming developmental education placement and delivery. Developmental education allows academically underprepared students to build skills that are necessary for preparation and success in gateway mathematics and English courses as well as other college level courses.
Fiscal Year 2023 Status of Developmental Education Reform in the Illinois Community College System (Feb 15, 2023) – This report provides a status update on developmental education reforms for Illinois community college, as well as developmental education student outcomes by model as required by DERA.
Fiscal Year 2023 Status of Developmental Education and College-Level Coursework Placement Policy and Outcomes in the Illinois Community College System (June 30, 2023) – this report provides an overview of each community college’s developmental education and college-level coursework placement policy and the policy’s outcomes. The data is consistent with the Illinois Community College Board’s requirements for data collection and is disaggregated by developmental education course model, by gender, race and ethnicity, and federal Pell Grant status.