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Hunter, Matthew Pryor; Wilson, Joel Eric – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
With the increased numbers of dual enrollment students across the country as well as various state initiatives to increase retention among the student population at large, institutions face great challenges when balancing the many initiatives incumbent upon them. However, Tennessee, a state leader in both the free community college and dual…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, Academic Persistence, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students
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Ring, April – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2016
Norco College, in Riverside County, California, developed the Summer Advantage program in 2012. This program is designed to reduce the number of students placed into precollegiate-level courses and increase first-year retention through participation in academic workshops, intrusive advisement, and college orientation. After four years, the Summer…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Summer Programs, College Readiness, Program Effectiveness
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Ganzert, Bart – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2014
This causal-comparative study researched the effects of dual enrollment and Huskins Bill course experience on traditional-age North Carolina community college students. The study examined course effects on academic success and graduation rate using quantitative statistical measures including parametric and nonparametric means comparisons. The…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, College Readiness, College Preparation, Comparative Analysis
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Loflin, Jerry W. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2014
The Early College High School Initiative (ECHSI) was introduced in 2002. Since 2002, limited data, especially student physical activity data, have been published pertaining to the ECHSI. The purpose of this study was to examine the aerobic capacities of early college students and compare them to state and national averages. Early college students…
Descriptors: High School Students, Physical Activity Level, Health Behavior, Exercise
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Starobin, Soko S.; Schenk, Tom, Jr.; Laanan, Frankie Santos; Rethwisch, David G.; Moeller, Darin – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2013
Project Lead The Way (PLTW), which aims to create a seamless pathway from secondary education to college and career success in STEM fields, was first implemented in the state of Iowa in 2005. As a part of a statewide, longitudinal research in PLTW, this study explores the effectiveness of PLTW in college persistence by analyzing multiple data…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, STEM Education, Program Effectiveness, Academic Persistence
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Kallison, James M., Jr.; Stader, David L. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2012
An alarmingly high percentage of recent high school graduates are not prepared to succeed in college-level courses, and the impact of this educational shortcoming is substantial. Underprepared college students incur a monetary cost of enrolling in remedial courses, and states and taxpayers subsidize much of the overall cost of developmental…
Descriptors: Summative Evaluation, Community Colleges, Bus Transportation, Achievement Gains
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Luna, Gaye; Fowler, Michael – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2011
This ex post facto study evaluated Achieving a College Education (ACE) Plus program, a credit-based transition program between a high school district and a community college. Achieving a College Education Plus is an early outreach program. It is designed to aid at-risk students in graduating from high school and making a smooth transition to…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Graduation Rate, Outreach Programs, School Holding Power