The Developmental Education Reform Act (DERA) was signed into law in March 2021. DERA aims to address inequities in degree completion by race and income status by reforming developmental education placement and delivery. Developmental education allows academically underprepared students to build skills that are necessary for preparation and success in gateway mathematics and English courses as well as other college level courses.

Fiscal Year 2023 Status of Developmental Education Reform in the Illinois Community College System (Feb 15, 2023) – This report provides a status update on developmental education reforms for Illinois community college, as well as developmental education student outcomes by model as required by DERA.