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Stahl, Norman A.; Theriault, Jennifer C.; Armstrong, Sonya L. – Journal of Developmental Education, 2016
This content analysis examines the topics, trends, and issues impacting developmental education and its professionals as evaluated by interviews that have appeared in the "Journal of Developmental Education" ("JDE") between the issuance of Volume 1 through Volume 39. A total of 76 interviews were analyzed with attention to…
Descriptors: Developmental Studies Programs, Periodicals, Scholarship, Content Analysis
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Doherty, Brooks – NADE Digest, 2016
Driven by faculty-based action research, redesigned residential and online courses, and changes to placement testing, Rasmussen College increased its developmental education pass rates by double digits while decreasing the number and percentage of students who require remedial coursework. Like many institutions of higher education, Rasmussen…
Descriptors: Developmental Studies Programs, College Instruction, Program Development, Reading Instruction
Lass, Leslie – Achieving the Dream, 2014
This overview introduces "Right from the Start: An Institutional Perspective on Developmental Education Reform," a series of three practitioner briefs on developmental education. Created by Achieving the Dream and MDC, the briefs spotlight successful reform efforts in developmental education at seven Achieving the Dream colleges. [The…
Descriptors: Developmental Programs, Educational Change, Community Colleges, Educational Principles
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Saxon, D. Patrick; Martirosyan, Nara M.; Wentworth, Rebecca A.; Boylan, Hunter R. – Journal of Developmental Education, 2015
The field of developmental education has undergone substantial change in recent years. It seems there are two primary forces driving reform at this time. The first is policy makers who believe reform is necessary in order for developmental education to perform more effectively. The second are opportunists and for-profit companies using social,…
Descriptors: Remedial Instruction, Educational Research, Research Needs, Educational Change
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Saxon, D. Patrick; Martirosyan, Nara M.; Wentworth, Rebecca A.; Boylan, Hunter R. – Journal of Developmental Education, 2015
This is the final of a two-part article that provides the results of a qualitative study designed to document ideas and beliefs that professionals have regarding an appropriate research agenda on which the field of developmental education should focus in the near future. The participants of the study were members of the National Association for…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Developmental Programs, Qualitative Research, Professional Associations
Natow, Rebecca S.; Reddy, Vikash; Grant, Markeisha – Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2017
As postsecondary institutions increasingly integrate technology into developmental education, it becomes important to understand how technology is used in these programs, what challenges institutions have encountered relating to the technology, and what considerations institutional leaders take into account when deciding whether and how to…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Community Colleges, Semi Structured Interviews, Technology Integration
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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
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Hu, Shouping; Park, Toby J.; Woods, Chenoa S.; Tandberg, David A.; Richard, Keith; Hankerson, Dava – Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast, 2016
Developmental education courses in college--defined as classes taken in college that are below college level (Bautsch, 2013)--have come under increased scrutiny in recent years. Concerns focus on the large number of students enrolled in developmental education courses, the high cost of providing them, and the low success rates among students who…
Descriptors: Developmental Programs, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Investigations
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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
Jaggars, Shanna Smith; Stacey, Georgia West – Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2014
Many recent high school graduates who enter community college are required to take remedial or developmental education courses before enrolling in college-level courses. Developmental courses essentially reteach high school- and junior high school-level content in reading, writing, and math. In some cases, students are referred to two or even…
Descriptors: Developmental Programs, High School Graduates, Community Colleges, Remedial Programs
Asmussen, John G.; Horn, Aaron S. – Midwestern Higher Education Compact, 2014
Developmental education, also termed remedial education, refers to curricula intended to improve the academic skills and knowledge of students who are underprepared for undergraduate coursework, particularly in the areas of mathematics, reading, and writing. Many practitioners and researchers agree that developmental education should be improved,…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Developmental Studies Programs, Remedial Programs, Academic Support Services
Malbin, Joshua – MDRC, 2016
When they arrive at community colleges or open-enrollment universities, most students take placement exams in English and mathematics to determine whether they are ready for college-level courses. Students with low scores are referred to developmental--remedial--courses. Forty percent of all entering college students and over half of entering…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Remedial Instruction, Community Colleges, College Students
Lass, Leslie; Zandt, Alyson – Achieving the Dream, 2014
As described in this brief, Tacoma Community College and South Texas College each focused on contextualization as a cornerstone of developmental education reform, albeit with different approaches. With a comprehensive look at the experience at Tacoma Community College and a supplementary example from South Texas College, we begin to understand how…
Descriptors: Developmental Studies Programs, Educational Change, Public Colleges, Case Studies
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Bodnar, Julie R.; Petrucelli, Susan L. – NADE Digest, 2016
Underprepared students often need assistance building writing skills and maintaining confidence in their abilities and potential. The authors share the philosophy, pedagogy, and experience of freshman developmental education and the writing center at a four-year, private, not-for-profit urban college. They describe high-impact educational…
Descriptors: College Students, Writing Instruction, Remedial Instruction, Developmental Programs
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