Getting Prepared reports the college enrollment and developmental educational activity of Minnesota public high school graduates enrolling in college within two years of high school graduation. Developmental education course-taking can be used as a measure of college readiness. The report fulfills the legislative mandate Minnesota Statutes 13.32, subdivisions 3 and 6.
Developmental education is a term used to refer to programs offered by postsecondary institutions to prepare students for success in college-level work. Remedial instruction, the term used in Minnesota law, can imply courses which repeat material taught earlier that the student did not learn adequately the first time. For many educators, developmental education is a broader term encompassing pre-college-level education and other academic support services that may benefit students for any reason.
Note: As of 2016, developmental education rates include students who enrolled in developmental education courses in either the fall or spring, as a percent of all Minnesota public high school graduates who enrolled in college in the fall semester. Prior to 2016, these rates only include fall developmental education participation for these students.