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ERIC Number: EJ875715
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 66
ISSN: ISSN-0162-5748
Revisiting the Efficacy of Postsecondary Remediation: The Moderating Effects of Depth/Breadth of Deficiency
Bahr, Peter Riley
Review of Higher Education, v33 n2 p177-205 Win 2010
Postsecondary remediation is an important and highly contentious issue that has received comparatively little comprehensive attention with respect to evaluating its effectiveness. This study addresses two relatively unexplored aspects of remedial efficacy: the moderating effects of depth and breadth of underpreparation. I find that, regardless of the depth or breadth of students' initial deficiencies, students who achieve college-level competency in English and math generally exhibit similar levels of attainment. This finding supports the efficacy of remediation even for students who face the greatest deficiencies in English or math and those who have dual deficiencies in both English and math. (Contains 5 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
IES Cited: ED556127