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ERIC Number: EJ942877
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-0894-3907
A Comprehensive Cost/Benefit Model: Developmental Student Success Impact
Gallard, Alejandro J.; Albritton, Frank; Morgan, Mark W.
Journal of Developmental Education, v34 n1 p10-12, 14, 16, 18, 25 Fall 2010
Colleges are facing an increasing population of students who begin their college experience in developmental education classes in reading, math, and/or English. Many of these students are unsuccessful in attaining a degree, sometimes because they are deterred by their lack of preparation and the delay of two or more semesters before they begin their college-credit courses. One community college in Florida has implemented an intervention in its developmental education program funded through a U.S. Federal Title III-A grant, achieving increases in course completion rates and student retention with an enhanced tutoring program. The authors present the cost/benefit of the tutoring intervention, demonstrating a surprisingly large return on the investment both to the college and society. (Contains 3 tables.)
National Center for Developmental Education. Appalachian State University, P.O. Box 32098, Boone, NC 28608-2098. Tel: 828-262-3057; Fax: 828-262-7183; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida; United States