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Developmental Reading Courses

Developmental reading courses are design for students whose ACT enhanced reading scores indicate they need additional developmental course work in order to improve their skills to meet the demands of future college courses.

Courses

Strategic Reading I (EDEL 096)

This developmental reading course is for students whose ACT enhanced reading score is less than 17, meaning they need readiness course work at the Reading I level. The course provides diagnostic comprehension, and reading rates are stressed.

Strategic Reading II (EDEL 097)

This developmental reading course is for students who have completed EDEL 096 with a grade of "C" or better, or whose ACT enhanced reading score is an 18 or 19, meaning they need readiness course work at the Reading II level. The course provides diagnostic comprehension, and reading rates are stressed.

 

Which developmental reading course should I take?

Students should enroll in Strategic Reading I (EDEL 096) if they meet one of the following criteria:

  • ACT reading score 17 or less
  • COMPASS reading score 76 or less
Students should enroll in Strategic Reading II (EDEL 097) if they meet one of the following criteria:
  • ACT reading score of 18 or 19
  • COMPASS reading score of 77 to 84
  • Previously passed EDEL 096

 

 

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