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ERIC Number: EJ1046856
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jan
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0091-5521
Three Accelerated Developmental Education Programs: Features, Student Outcomes, and Implications
Jaggars, Shanna Smith; Hodara, Michelle; Cho, Sung-Woo; Xu, Di
Community College Review, v43 n1 p3-26 Jan 2015
To support the long-term success of underprepared students, many community colleges are experimenting with accelerated developmental education models, which allow students to complete remediation and enroll in college-level math and English within a shorter time frame. This study examines three developmental acceleration programs, including two in English and one in math. Overall, students on accelerated pathways were more likely than a set of matched peers to successfully complete the relevant college-level course within 3 years. However, to help maintain strong student performance within subsequent college-level courses, accelerated pathways may need to incorporate rigorous content, systematic faculty development, and targeted student supports.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California; Colorado; Maryland
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