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Preston, DeShawn – Southern Education Foundation, 2017
This report specifically addresses developmental education (DE), also known as remedial education, approaches that serve as major barriers and, conversely, opportunities for success that are often overlooked and disproportionately affect Black students who gain access to higher education. Its primary focus is to draw light to the systemic issues…
Descriptors: Developmental Studies Programs, Remedial Instruction, African American Students, Barriers
Colorado Department of Higher Education, 2018
This report provides data on the effects of developmental education on students at Colorado's public higher education institutions and aims to inform the ongoing dialogue regarding preparation for college. Specifically, it documents the data gathered by the Colorado Department of Higher Education (DHE) on students from the Colorado High School…
Descriptors: High School Students, Developmental Studies Programs, Outcomes of Education, Enrollment Rate
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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
Fergus, Meredith; DeSalvo, Alaina – Minnesota Office of Higher Education, 2017
"Getting Prepared 2017" examines Minnesota public high school graduates from the classes of 2008-2015 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 Programs, Public Education, College Bound Students
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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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NADE Digest, 2018
The National Association for Developmental Education (NADE) Accreditation process is more relevant and important than ever to the discussion of students' success and completion of meaningful credentials. In the current politically-charged climate, NADE Accreditation helps programs demonstrate not only to themselves and their administrations, but…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Data, Decision Making, Academic Achievement
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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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Boylan, Hunter R.; Calderwood, Barbara J.; Levine-Brown, Patti; Anthony, S. Wes – Journal of Developmental Education, 2017
During the four decades since the founding of the National Center for Developmental Education (NCDE; originally the Center for Developmental Education), research related to the field has continued to expand and mature. As a research center focused on using research to inform and improve practice, the NCDE's 40th Anniversary timeline presents…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Educational Trends, Developmental Programs, Program Effectiveness
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Casazza, Martha – NADE Digest, 2018
This article begins by thinking about the process of accreditation in general and examining whether it is a transactional or value-added activity. The overall systems of U.S accreditation and National Association for Developmental Education (NADE) accreditation are reviewed.
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Value Added Models, Accountability, Educational Improvement
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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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