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ERIC Number: EJ973057
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0271-9517
A Success Course for Freshmen on Academic Probation: Persistence and Graduation Outcomes
McGrath, Shelley M.; Burd, Gail D.
NACADA Journal, v32 n1 p43-52 Spr 2012
Administrators at a large, public university launched a mandatory success course for freshmen placed on academic probation at the end of their first semester. We compared the rates of course participant and nonparticipant return to good academic standing; persistence to the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th years; and graduation (within 4 to 5 years). The chi-square test for independence revealed significant differences across all measures of persistence and graduation between the control and treatment groups. We call for an increase in credit-bearing success courses using applied retention theories in the curriculum for students on academic probation. (Contains 3 tables and 2 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
What Works Clearinghouse Reviewed: Meets Evidence Standards without Reservations