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ERIC Number: EJ923793
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-1066-8926
Advancing Student Success with Competency Points: Elevating Engagement and Motivation in Community College English Composition Students
Keller, Jill Lenett
Community College Journal of Research and Practice, v35 n6 p484-504 2011
This research tested and evaluated how one method--Competency Points (CPs)--increased student success by enhancing engagement and motivation in community college English composition students. In 2005 I introduced Competency Points in my English Composition 1 classes, and began tracking how engaged and motivated students were to succeed as revealed by the following five indices: number of completed essays and reading assignments, frequency of class attendance and participation, and rate of course completion. Students showed marked improvement in four, and negligible improvement in one, of these variables. (Contains 2 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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