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ERIC Number: ED512710
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 4
Learning Communities for Students in Developmental Reading: An Impact Study at Hillsborough Community College. NCPR Brief
Weiss, Michael J.; Visher, Mary G.; Wathington, Heather
National Center for Postsecondary Research
This Brief, based on a report of the same title, presents results from a rigorous study of a basic learning communities program operated at Hillsborough Community College. Hillsborough, one of six community colleges participating in the National Center for Postsecondary Research's (NCPR) Learning Communities Demonstration, is a large, urban community college located in Tampa, Florida, a Gulf Coast city on the west coast of Florida. Hillsborough serves around 24,000 students each year, and three of the college's five campuses--Dale Mabry, Ybor City, and Brandon--participated in the Learning Communities Demonstration. This study targeted a particular subset of the student body, first-semester students whose placement test scores required them to take developmental reading courses. The overall result (for the full sample) of this study is that the learning communities program at Hillsborough did not appear to add value above and beyond the college's usual services. [This brief was written with Jed Teres and Emily Schneider. For the full report, "Learning Communities for Students in Developmental Reading: An Impact Study at Hillsborough Community College", see ED510961.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Education (ED)
Authoring Institution: National Center for Postsecondary Research (ED)
Identifiers - Location: Florida
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: R305A060010