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ERIC Number: ED514694
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Evaluating Programs for Community College Students: How Do We Know What Works? A Paper Prepared for the White House Summit on Community Colleges
Brock, Thomas
After a brief introduction on community colleges as a pathway to higher education and earnings, the author describes a few approaches to evaluating the effectiveness of policies and programs designed to benefit students and issues to consider in determining standards of evidence. He then presents three examples of programs that have been carefully studied and concludes with thoughts on bringing programs to scale. While there is much to be done to improve student outcomes there is also reason for optimism. Many states and colleges are piloting reforms, and there is a growing body of evidence on strategies that work. (Contains 10 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: MDRC