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ERIC Number: EJ846143
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 36
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0022-166X
Addressing the Needs of Underprepared Students in Higher Education: Does College Remediation Work?
Bettinger, Eric P.; Long, Bridget Terry
Journal of Human Resources, v44 n3 p736-771 Sum 2009
Each year , thousands graduate high school academically underprepared for college. Many must take remedial or developmental postsecondary coursework, and there is a growing debate about the effectiveness of such programs. This paper examines the effects of remediation using a unique data set of over 28,000 students. To account for selection biases, the paper implements an instrumental variables strategy based on variation in placement policies and the importance of proximity in college choice. The results suggest that students in remediation are more likely to persist in college in comparison to students with similar backgrounds who were not required to take the courses. (Contains 7 tables and 32 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ohio
IES Cited: ED556127; ED555627