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Plaskett, Sean; Bali, Diksha; Nakkula, Michael J.; Harris, John – Phi Delta Kappan, 2018
Transitioning from high school to college can be a formidable challenge, especially for students who are the first in their family to attend college (first-generation) and/or are from low-income backgrounds. The authors' qualitative investigation of a college mentoring program illuminates the potential value of relatable peer mentors in helping…
Descriptors: College Students, Low Income Students, First Generation College Students, Transitional Programs
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Bauer, Laurie B. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2018
The near constant use of technology today has led to widespread changes in the way literacy is imagined, used, and theorized. Since college students spend a significant amount of time using and being involved with various acts of technology, there is no doubt that their literate lives are changing and adapting as well. Although most college-aged…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Student Attitudes, College Students
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Xu, Di; Dadgar, Mina – Community College Review, 2018
Objective: This article examines the effectiveness of remediation for community college students who are identified as having the lowest skills in math. Method: We use transcript data from a state community college system and take advantage of a regression discontinuity design that compares statistically identical students who are assigned to the…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Remedial Mathematics, Instructional Effectiveness
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Wilson, Douglas A.; Dondlinger, Mary Jo; Parsons, Jacob L.; Niu, Xiaoyue – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2018
This quasiexperimental investigation describes the relative effects of a technology-driven course redesign on retention and achievement in a developmental writing program at a large, urban community college in the southwest United States. The new program focused on student learning and included online as well as face-to-face components that…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Blended Learning, Curriculum Design
Walter, Frank – Phi Delta Kappan, 2018
Comal County, Texas, may be rural but its students face many of the same challenges as students in urban districts. Communities In Schools of South Central Texas works with the local school district to identify student needs and provide critical supports to help young people prepare for life after high school.
Descriptors: High School Students, Student Needs, Developmental Studies Programs, Student Development
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Perin, Dolores; Lauterbach, Mark – International Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education, 2018
The problem of poor writing skills at the postsecondary level is a large and troubling one. This study investigated the writing skills of low-skilled adults attending college developmental education courses by determining whether variables from an automated scoring system were predictive of human scores on writing quality rubrics. The human-scored…
Descriptors: College Students, Writing Evaluation, Writing Skills, Developmental Studies Programs
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Shafer, Gregory – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2018
The community college continues to deal with the challenging of educating developmental writers. The challenge becomes more daunting with the failure of many to see this as a social and political endeavor. This article delves into the need to teach developmental writing in a way that empowers writers to see themselves as authors and their lives as…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Developmental Studies Programs, Remedial Instruction
Ho, Mary; Sanchez, George – Metropolitan Universities, 2018
The equity lens evaluates institutional barriers that prevent students of color from gaining access to resources for college success (Bensimon, 2005). The first-generation college students at the University of Southern California are 16% of the total student body and students of color comprise two-thirds of this population. Since 2008, how to…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Research Universities, Barriers, Institutional Characteristics
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Alder, Emily – Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, 2018
This study explored the transition to university as experienced by first-year students of English studies. The first year has been identified by existing research as a critical time for new students in terms of their persistence and success on their degree programme. However, there is a need for further research in the current UK higher education…
Descriptors: Student Experience, College Freshmen, English Literature, Developmental Studies Programs
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Bahr, Maria – NADE Digest, 2018
The value of the National Association for Developmental Education (NADE) accreditation process is far-reaching. Not only do students and programs benefit from the process, but also the entire institution. Through data collection of student performance, analysis, and resulting action plans, faculty and administrators can work cohesively towards…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Developmental Studies Programs, Professional Associations, Educational Benefits
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Kratz, Stephanie – NADE Digest, 2018
The author examines the process for applying for National Association for Development Education (NADE) accreditation. The multi-year process began when the English faculty of the community college she works at reviewed data from the National Community College Benchmark Project. The data showed low success rates and poor persistence from…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Developmental Programs, Developmental Studies Programs, Professional Associations
Mazzariello, Amy; Ganga, Elizabeth; Edgecombe, Nikki – Education Commission of the States, 2018
This resource, released in collaboration with the Center for the Analysis of Postsecondary Readiness, explains the importance of developmental education, its current challenges and how policymakers can contribute to improving outcomes.
Descriptors: Developmental Studies Programs, Remedial Instruction, Educational Benefits, Educational Policy
Mayer, Alexander – MDRC, 2018
In this testimony by Alexander Mayer, Deputy Director, Postsecondary Education, Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation (MDRC), Before the New Jersey State Assembly Higher Education Committee, the following three points are emphasized: (1) Developmental education is a major challenge facing low-income college students in New Jersey and across…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Low Income Groups, Barriers, College Students
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Doran, Erin E.; Singh, Anupma – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2018
Despite the overrepresentation of students of color in developmental education, there is a lack of research on programs that promote the success and transfer of these students beginning in developmental education, especially Latinx students. Since 2012, the Dream Catchers program in Texas has targeted the recruitment, retention, and completion of…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Faculty Development, Interviews, College Faculty
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Bledsoe, Ripsim̩ Karaguezian РCommunity College Journal of Research and Practice, 2018
Despite efforts to improve college student success, such as through first-year initiatives, significant numbers of students at two- and four-year institutions still do not persist past the first year to graduation. The challenges only increase for community colleges serving diverse populations such as first generation, low income, and immigrant…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Academic Persistence, Academic Achievement
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