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ERIC Number: EJ994222
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jun
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-0146-3934
Supplemental Instruction Improves Grades but Not Persistence
Oja, Michelle
College Student Journal, v46 n2 p344-349 Jun 2012
Supplemental Instruction (SI) is a growing student support service used to offer students peer-guided activities to improve course learning. The current research was conducted to answer two research questions: 1) Do those who participate in SI perform better in their courses than those who do not attend SI? 2) Are those who participate in SI more likely to persist at the college for another term, than those who do not attend SI? Performance was compared for students who did or did not attend a session of SI in course sections that offered SI. Participation in SI sessions predicted term GPA (grades in all course taken that term for each student) and pass rates, above and beyond prior GPA. SI did not seem to encourage persistence at the college to the following fall term. Overall, SI is a beneficial program and should be continued and/or expanded. We are in a time of scarce resources; investing in a well-documented program that improves student course performance is critical. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Missouri