ERIC Number: ED499923
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-May
Reference Count: 59
Remediation in the Community College: An Evaluator's Perspective. CCRC Working Paper No. 9
Levin, Henry M.; Calcagno, Juan Carlos
Community College Research Center, Columbia University
Remediation is the most common policy designed to prepare students academically and socially during their early stages of college. But despite its profound importance and its significant costs, there is very little rigorous research analyzing its effectiveness. The goal of this paper is to provide a conceptual framework for evaluation of remedial education programs. Based on previous literature, we review a list of ingredients for successful interventions, present a number of approaches to remediation that make use of these ingredients, discuss alternative research designs for systematic evaluations, and enumerate basic data requirements. (Contains 19 footnotes.)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Remedial Programs, Remedial Instruction, College Students, Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness, Research Design, Evaluation Methods, College Preparation, Curriculum Development, Teaching Methods, Classroom Techniques, Intervention, Data Analysis, Data Collection
Community College Research Center. Available from: CCRC Publications. Teachers College, Columbia University, 525 West 120th Street Box 174, New York, NY 10027. Tel: 212-678-3091; Fax: 212-678-3699; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.tc.columbia.edu/ccrc
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
Sponsor: Lumina Foundation for Education, Indianapolis, IN.
Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Community Coll. Research Center.