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Ryan, Mary Gene – NADE Digest, 2011
Health sciences faculty members at a two-year college were concerned about the poor pass rates in medical terminology, a gateway course for all students planning to major in health-related fields. Faculty suspected that students coming out of developmental reading might not have adequate reading skills to do well in medical terminology.…
Descriptors: Reading Ability, Success, Vocabulary Development, Medical Education
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Waycaster, Pansy – Inquiry, 2004
The purpose of this study was to assess how well the ASSET, COMPASS, and in-house readiness tests actually do in their placement of students into the algebra developmental courses. Specifically, the author collected and analyzed student data from these placement tools and the core final exams for MTH 03 and MTH 04 to determine how well these…
Descriptors: Student Placement, Developmental Programs, Algebra, Remedial Mathematics
Business Roundtable, 2009
By providing an affordable way to build and maintain a knowledgeable and skilled workforce, noncredit courses add value to people and their communities. Still, government leaders and other decisionmakers want to know: Exactly how much value do they add? Who benefits? What is the return on investment? Which programs are most effective and most…
Descriptors: Noncredit Courses, Community Colleges, Outcomes of Education, Labor Force Development