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ERIC Number: ED521300
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Outcome Differences by Developmental Status and Gender. Data Notes. Volume 3, Number 6, November/December 2008
Topper, Amy
Achieving the Dream
Developmental education is an important part of the community college mission. Because there has been such a large increase in the number of female undergraduates, the difference in developmental needs and outcomes between male and female students has become increasingly important. Using data from Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count, the following analysis shows that persistence and academic progress of males are different from those of females for both those referred to developmental courses and those who were not referred. Female students who were referred to developmental education were much more likely to persist and to outperform their male counterparts; female students earned higher grade point averages, completed more of the credits they attempted, and were more likely to persist into the second term, and second and third years. (Contains 2 figures and 6 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serial; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Achieving the Dream, Inc.