January 16, the Council on Postsecondary Education took the first step to change those rules by:
- Moving the reading standard from 21 to 20.
- Allowing students two terms, rather than one, to do the developmental coursework.
- Making the requirement effective in the fall of 2010 instead of 2009.
The proposed amended regulation can be downloaded here: it's item 3 on the agenda. Because the regulatory amendment process has multiple steps, the draft may be changed several more times before becoming official some months from now.