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ERIC Number: ED546636
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Dec
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 5
More Graduates: Two-Year Results from an Evaluation of Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) for Developmental Education Students. Policy Brief
Scrivener, Susan; Weiss, Michael J.
This policy brief presents results from a random assignment evaluation of the City University of New York's Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP). An ambitious and promising endeavor, ASAP provides a comprehensive array of services and supports to help community college students graduate and to help them graduate sooner. The evaluation targeted low-income students who needed one or two developmental (remedial) courses. ASAP requires students to enroll full time and provides block-scheduled classes, comprehensive advisement, tutoring, career services, a tuition waiver, free monthly MetroCards for use on public transportation, and free use of textbooks for up to three years. After two years, compared with regular college services, ASAP increased the number of credits students earned as well as their persistence in college. Most notably, the program boosted two-year graduation rates substantially--by 66 percent. A future report will present the program's effects after three years.
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust; Robin Hood Foundation
Authoring Institution: MDRC
Identifiers - Location: New York
What Works Clearinghouse Reviewed: Meets Evidence Standards without Reservations