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ERIC Number: ED555582
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Mar
Pages: 22
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 25
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Developmental Summer Bridge Programs. What Works Clearinghouse™ Intervention Report
What Works Clearinghouse
Developmental summer bridge programs are designed to reduce the need for developmental education in college by providing students with accelerated instruction in areas where additional knowledge and skills are needed to help them succeed in higher education. The WWC identified one study of developmental summer bridge programs that meets WWC standards. In this study, the overall effects of developmental summer bridge programs on academic achievement, postsecondary enrollment, and credit accumulation for postsecondary students were neither statistically significant nor large enough to be considered substantively important. Based on this research, the WWC found that developmental summer bridge programs have no discernible effects on academic achievement, postsecondary enrollment, and credit accumulation for postsecondary students. A glossary of terms is provided. Appended are: (1) Research details for Barnett et al. (2012); (2) Outcome measures for each domain; (3) Findings included in the rating for the academic achievement domain; (4) Findings included in the rating for the postsecondary enrollment domain; (5) Findings included in the rating for the credit accumulation domain; (6) Description of supplemental findings for the academic achievement domain; and (7) Description of supplemental findings for the credit accumulation domain. A description of WWC rating criteria and a glossary of terms are also included. [The following study was reviewed in this report and found to meet WWC standards without reservations: Barnett, E. A., Bork, R. H., Mayer, A. K., Pretlow, J., Wathington, H. D., & Weiss, M. J. (2012). Bridging the gap: An impact study of eight developmental summer bridge programs in Texas. New York: National Center for Postsecondary Research. http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED539188.pdf.]
What Works Clearinghouse. P.O. Box 2393, Princeton, NJ 08543-2393. Tel: 866-503-6114; e-mail: info@whatworks.ed.gov; Web site: http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: What Works Clearinghouse (ED)
Identifiers - Location: Texas
IES Funded: Yes