JACKSON, Tennessee—February 23, 2010—Professor Teri Maddox had a quandary: With nearly 25 percent of incoming freshman at Jackson State Community College—about 500 students—needing to take a developmental writing course, how could the college provide personalized instruction, while ensuring a consistent learning experience and grading across so many course sections?

It’s a common predicament on campuses across the US. As colleges and universities manage increased enrollments due to the economy, they’re also grappling with the growing demand for remediation skills courses such as writing and math. The problem is particularly acute at the nation’s community colleges, long a pillar of communities across...

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