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ERIC Number: EJ923532
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1086-4822
Early Intervention: Using Assessment to Reduce Student Attrition
Vander Schee, Brian A.
About Campus, v16 n1 p24-26 Mar-Apr 2011
The number of studies conducted on college-student attrition is overwhelming. But few examine the impact of adding an early-intervention assessment tool to existing retention programs. Too often, colleges and universities conduct initiatives with similar purposes as disconnected efforts; retention programs in particular can benefit from a more coordinated approach. In addition, bringing existing efforts together can produce significant results with minimal resistance to change. This article presents a case study of an institution that combined two previously unrelated retention initiatives in a way that dramatically increased the effectiveness of both.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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