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ERIC Number: ED546413
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 156
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 978-1-2676-5559-2
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The Effects of Postponing Developmental Coursework on Success and Retention for Community College Students
Castleman, Louanna Owens
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Phoenix
This quantitative, causal-comparative study examined differences in success (GPA) and retention (enrollment in Spring 2007) between students who took and passed recommended developmental English or reading in the first semester of attendance and students who did not take or did not pass recommended developmental English or reading in the first semester of attendance. Additionally, the study examined differences in success and retention between students who took ACA with successfully completed developmental English or reading and students who did not take ACA with successfully completed developmental English or reading. Results showed a statistically significant increase in GPA when students took and passed recommended developmental English or reading in the first semester of enrollment. Student retention was also higher when students took and passed developmental English in the first semester of enrollment and for students who took ACA concurrently with developmental reading. The results did not indicate a statistically significant increase in success for students who took ACA concurrently with developmental English or reading. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page: http://www.proquest.com/en-US/products/dissertations/individuals.shtml.]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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