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ERIC Number: ED522878
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Learning Communities for Students in Developmental Math: Impact Studies at Queensborough and Houston Community Colleges. NCPR Brief
Weissman, Evan; Butcher, Kristin F.; Schneider, Emily; Teres, Jedediah; Collado, Herbert; Greenberg, David
National Center for Postsecondary Research
For students in developmental math, a primary short-term goal of learning communities is to accelerate students' progression through the math sequence and into college-level coursework. A longer-term goal is that enrolling in developmental math learning communities will increase students' ultimate likelihood of earning a credential or transferring to a four-year institution. Queensborough Community College and Houston Community College are two large, urban institutions that have implemented developmental math learning communities with these goals in mind. At each school, cohorts of 20 to 25 students co-enrolled in developmental math and a linked course; at Queensborough, all levels of developmental math were linked primarily with college-level courses, and at Houston, the learning communities linked the lowest level of developmental math with the college's student success course, which is designed to prepare students for the demands of college. These colleges are two of the six participating in the National Center for Postsecondary Research's (NCPR) Learning Communities Demonstration. The demonstration at these colleges was designed to determine whether the programs succeeded in boosting their students' success. A total of 1,034 students at Queensborough and 1,273 students at Houston entered the study between 2007 and 2009. Based on a longer report of the same title, this Brief presents impact findings for Queensborough and Houston's developmental math learning communities. [This brief was written with Rashida Welbeck. For related reports, see "Learning Communities for Students in Developmental Math: Impact Studies at Queensborough and Houston Community Colleges" (ED516646); and "Learning Communities for Students in Developmental Math: Impact Studies at Queensborough and Houston Community Colleges. Executive Summary" (ED516652).]
National Center for Postsecondary Research. Teachers College, Columbia University, Box 174, 525 West 120th Street, New York, NY 10027. Tel: 212-678-3091; Fax: 212-678-3699; e-mail: ncpr@columbia.edu; Web site: http://www.postsecondaryresearch.org/
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED)
Authoring Institution: National Center for Postsecondary Research (ED)
Identifiers - Location: New York; Texas