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For nearly 40 years, he National Association for Developmental Education (NADE) and its members have helped learners at all levels of preparedness realize their full academic potential. We encourage you to explore this site to learn more about developmental education; our professional association; and our services to learners, members and educational institutions.

New NADE award in honor of Maxine Elmont

Maxine Elmont Award for Outstanding Alumnus of a Career Associate Program [word] [pdf]

Refer to AWARDS page for other award information

Integrated Reading & Writing Summit:
CRLA Preconference

Nov. 5, 2015

On Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015, as a preconference event to the annual CRLA Conference, CRLA and NADE will host an Integrated Reading & Writing Summit. The summit will include presentations and discussions of curriculum redesign, best practices, and information from states that have experienced mandated change.

National Math Summit:
NADE Preconference

March 15-16, 2016

This pre-conference summit will begin on Tuesday, March 15, at 1 p.m., with a panel discussion led by representatives of AMATYC, NADE, the National Center for Developmental Education and other organizations. Concurrent sessions will follow that afternoon and all day on March 16. These sessions will present how instructors have successfully implemented developmental mathematics reform and will provide information on the initiatives that have been developed by AMATYC, Carnegie Learning, the Dana Center and others. This NADE preconference also will offer attendees time to meet with presenters to discuss issues related to the implementation of reform at their individual institutions. The National Math Summit is co-sponsored by NADE and AMATYC. Visit nade2016.net for registration information.

Call for nominations

The NADE Executive Board is pleased to announce the opening of nominations for NADE 2016-17 board positions. We encourage you to nominate your colleagues for one of the following positions: president-elect, vice president and secretary. You also may self-nominate.

Download details. Nominations must be emailed by Sept. 15, 2015.

Please consider your colleague or yourself for this exciting opportunity to serve the field of developmental education!

What's New

Chronicle of Higher Education

  • Remedial Educators Warn of
    Misconceptions Fueling a Reform Movement
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NADE Executive Board comment on the Higher Education Reauthorization Act
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Journal for Developmental Education Outstanding Articles:

  • Addressing Flawed Research in
    Developmental Education
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  • Effective Student Assessment and Placement: Challenges and Recommendations
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The College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) is pleased to announce that our second white paper, Assessment of Learning Assistance Programs is now available online for free download.

The Terrain of College Reading (CRLA Whitepaper)

A Common Framework for Remedial Reporting: Response to Remedial Reporting Task Force Recommendations. Download PDF.

A Cure for Remedial Reporting Chaos: Why the U.S. Needs a Standard Method for Measuring Preparedness for the First Year of College. Download PDF

As You Requested: Copies of Boylan and Saxon Presentations from NADE 2014 Conference

Critics Say White House Summit Sidelined Community Colleges

CLADEA White Paper "Meaningful Access and Support" (August 2013)

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