The purpose of the Alabama Association for Developmental Education (ALADE) is to increase the academic success of students. The Association will work to improve the effectiveness of developmental instruction, support services, professional competencies of developmental education personnel, and to provide for the continued support of developmental education in Alabama.
The Council of Learning Assistance and Developmental Education Associations (CLADEA) has released a white paper calling for colleges and universities to increase "meaningful access" for all students. The paper discusses why creasing access is essential for the United States and describes five imperatives for U.S. igher education:
-Expand evidence-based, comprehensive support systems -Develop innovative funding models, -Promote an ecosystem of education, -Recognize developmental education as a field of practice with professional standards, and -Fund research to measure the long-term impact of innovations.