Developmental education, or remediation, was designed with good intentions – to help prepare students who need additional skills before taking college-level math and English. However, today, too many college students are spending valuable time and money on remedial courses they don’t need, and which don’t improve their likelihood of degree completion. The problem is twofold: students are over-placed in developmental education due to unreliable and inconsistent placement measures, and most students placed in developmental education don’t complete due to minimally effective traditional developmental course structures and delivery.