ERIC Number: ED484433
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jul
Accelerating Student Success: How Credit-Based Transition Programs Can Serve a Broad Range of Students
US Department of Education
The U.S. Department of Education is undertaking a study of credit-based transition programs (CBTPs) called the Accelerating Student Success project. The study is being carried out by the Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University (CCRC); and DTI Associates, Inc. The purpose of the study is to investigate the ways in which CBTPs may support the transition of middle- to low-achieving students from secondary to postsecondary institutions. There are five primary components of the study: (1) Focus groups and interviews; (2) State policy analysis report; (3) Case studies; (4) Cross-case analysis report; (5) Final report. This report summarizes the findings from the focus groups and individual interviews. Three focus groups and five telephone interviews were conducted between December 2003 and March 2004. Participants--selected according to specified criteria--included experienced instructors and administrators in long-standing comprehensive and enhanced comprehensive credit-based transition programs. Additional information about the methodology, including the criteria for participant selection and the focus group protocol can be found in the Appendix. [This study is being conducted under contract by DTI Associates, Inc. (DTI), and the Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University (CCRC).]
Descriptors: Low Achievement, Focus Groups, Interviews, Case Studies, Program Effectiveness, College Attendance, College Preparation, High School Students, Higher Education, Credits
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Teachers College.