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ERIC Number: ED454892
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Apr
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
Jefferson Davis Community College and Developmental Education: A Partnership for Student Success.
Lancaster, Mary Beth
This report describes the developmental education program at Jefferson Davis Community College (JDCC) (Alabama). Approximately 59% of JDCC's student population must take pre-college, or developmental, courses in math, reading, English, and study skills. JDCC's developmental program includes computer-assisted instruction (CAI) in reading, math, and English, and is enhanced through classroom instruction, individualized written assignments, and optional job awareness activities available through the college's learning lab. Collectively, the program activities attempt to improve the students' chances for academic success and increase their self-confidence as productive, contributing citizens in society. Students are placed in appropriate college level or pre-college level courses according to their scores on the COMPASS, which they take upon enrollment at the college. Enrollment for the reading, math, and English developmental classes is limited to 20 students to ensure that each student receives as much individualized instruction as possible. Comparative data between the term CAI was initiated and the previous year reveals a 7% decrease in the number of withdrawals in Basic Writing II and Elementary Algebra, a 12% decrease in unsatisfactory grades in Basic Writing II, and an 11% decrease in the number of unsatisfactory grades in Elementary Algebra. (JA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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