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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
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Goldwasser, Molly; Martin, Kimberly; Harris, Eugenia – Journal of Developmental Education, 2017
This paper presents a framework for educators, administrators, and researchers to assess distinct facets of developmental education programs. The researchers review the literature on best practices in developmental education with regards to program cost, program structure, and student placement procedures. This paper also identifies seven model…
Descriptors: Developmental Programs, Program Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Best Practices
MDRC, 2017
The United States must raise the graduation rates of community college students if it is to increase economic opportunity for individuals and improve the competitiveness of its workforce. Yet too many students arrive on campus academically underprepared and get placed into developmental (or remedial) courses where they fail to progress. For this…
Descriptors: Developmental Studies Programs, Educational Change, Community Colleges, Skill Development
Whinnery, Erin; Pompelia, Sarah – Education Commission of the States, 2019
For many students, developmental education is the largest obstacle to college success, hindering progress before they ever enroll in a college-level course. Postsecondary practitioners and researchers have been re-examining and challenging many traditional elements of developmental education from placement strategies to the sequence of courses…
Descriptors: Developmental Studies Programs, Educational Policy, Postsecondary Education, College Students
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Journal of Developmental Education, 2014
In recent years, with support from the Texas Legislature, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has funded various developmental education initiatives, including research and evaluation efforts, to help Texas public institutions of higher education provide more effective programs and services to underprepared students. Based on evaluation…
Descriptors: Developmental Programs, Educational Change, College Readiness, College Preparation
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Williams, Mitchell R.; Tompkins, Patrick; Rogers, Betty – Journal of Developmental Education, 2018
Developmental education has been examined from the perspective of students, college instructors, administrators, and policy-makers. However, the perspectives of one important stakeholder group--high school teachers--has not been included in the research literature on this topic. The purpose of this study was to allow teachers to be heard on the…
Descriptors: High Schools, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Developmental Studies Programs
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2021
Colleges attempt to identify students who are underprepared for college-level courses and then place them into developmental courses intended to help them succeed. These courses are usually offered on a non-credit basis and do not count toward graduation. As a result, students enrolled in developmental education can take longer to graduate than…
Descriptors: Developmental Studies Programs, Intervention, Mathematics Instruction, College Mathematics
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2021
Colleges attempt to identify students who are underprepared for college-level courses and then place them into developmental courses intended to help them succeed. These courses are usually offered on a non-credit basis and do not count toward graduation. As a result, students enrolled in developmental education can take longer to graduate than…
Descriptors: Developmental Studies Programs, Intervention, Mathematics Instruction, College Mathematics
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2021
Colleges attempt to identify students who are underprepared for college-level courses and then place them into developmental courses intended to help them succeed. These courses are usually offered on a non-credit basis and do not count toward graduation. As a result, students enrolled in developmental education can take longer to graduate than…
Descriptors: Developmental Studies Programs, Intervention, Mathematics Instruction, College Mathematics
Division of Community Colleges and Workforce Preparation, Iowa Department of Education, 2018
The Iowa Department of Education collects information on developmental education (Dev. Ed.) from Iowa's 15 community colleges on an annual basis. Dev. Ed. courses are offered in mathematics, reading, writing, English as a Second Language (ESL), and in other subject areas such as financial literacy and skill building. These credits do not count…
Descriptors: Developmental Studies Programs, Remedial Programs, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students
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Brothen, Thomas; Wambach, Cathrine A. – Journal of Developmental Education, 2012
Dissatisfaction with student success has caused a crisis in developmental education. Critics from both inside and outside the field question whether remedial courses really prepare students for future college work or even if they are properly part of the college mission. In this article, we review research and present information that suggests…
Descriptors: Developmental Programs, Remedial Instruction, Program Effectiveness, College Preparation
Samarokova, Irina V.; Solovyeva, Natalia S.; Kozhushkova, Natalia V.; Korobeynikov, Yevgenii V.; Golubeva, ?lesya A.; Chernykh, Oksana P. – Journal of Educational Psychology - Propositos y Representaciones, 2020
This article is devoted to the organization of developmental education of students of higher educational institutions. Based on works by I. A. Zimniaia, T. I. Iliin, V. V. Kraevskii, G. M. Kodzhaspirova, I. Ia. Lerner, I. F. Kharlamov and other researchers, the authors clarified the concept of "developmental education of university…
Descriptors: College Students, Developmental Studies Programs, Values, Cognitive Development
Rogness, Steve; Fergus, Meredith – Minnesota Office of Higher Education, 2020
"Getting Prepared 2019" examines Minnesota public high school graduates from the classes of 2011-2018 who enrolled in postsecondary education and those enrolled in developmental education. This report provides insight into the academic readiness of Minnesota public high school graduates. Developmental education adds to the overall cost…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, Developmental Studies Programs, College Readiness, Enrollment
Brower, Rebecca; Bertrand Jones, Tamara; Tandberg, David; Hu, Shouping; Park, Toby – Grantee Submission, 2017
This study identified the policy perspectives of "street-level bureaucrats" in higher education (in this case, community college personnel) and linked them to a typology of 4 policy implementation patterns. The context for this qualitative study is state legislation in Florida (Florida Senate Bill 1720, 2013) that fundamentally reformed…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Developmental Studies Programs, Educational Policy, State Policy
Reyes, Pedro; Alexander, Celeste; Edwards, Wesley; Stephens, Sarah; English, Kyle – Texas Education Research Center, 2020
Texas is taking a multipronged approach to improving developmental education delivery and increasing student success rates by aggressively pursuing programmatic, research, and instructional strategies that will boost college completion and help reach labor market goals. Texas higher education has committed itself to providing improved and more…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Developmental Studies Programs
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