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Corsello, Maryann; Sharma, Anu; Jerabek, Angela – Grantee Submission, 2015
Ninth grade is a pivotal year for students. Numerous studies find that academic performance in 9th grade often sets the student's trajectory throughout the high school years, as well as the probability of graduation. The Building Assets Reducing Risks (BARR) model is a comprehensive approach that addresses developmental, academic, and school…
Descriptors: Grade 9, High School Students, Transitional Programs, Experimental Groups
Lazdowski, Walter P. – 1986
In an effort to reduce attrition and save valuable educational assets, the Developmental Education Department at El Paso Community College developed two new 3-hour courses, which students can enroll in and complete at any time during the year. The two courses, College Prep Reading Development and College Prep Study Skills Development, were…
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Community Colleges, High Risk Students, Individualized Instruction
Jenkins, Bess G. – 1991
In response to a legislative requirement, Redlands Community College (RCC) initiated a requirement in 1991 for students to take the Assessment of Skills for Successful Entry and Transfer (ASSET) test. The only exemptions were for those students enrolling in fewer than 6 hours of classes and not taking either English Composition or a college-level…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Developmental Studies Programs, Educational Testing, High Risk Students
Armstrong, Judy – 1991
A system to provide objective measures of institutional effectiveness was implemented at the Roswell branch of Eastern New Mexico University to determine whether the college was accountable to students, staff, and taxpayers; to improve the curriculum and programs; and to prepare for accreditation review in 1991. A task force spent the summer of…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, College Outcomes Assessment, Graphs, Higher Education
Loveridge, Robert L.; Carapella, Ruth – 1979
This paper reports factors influencing developmental growth of disadvantaged 3- to 5-year-old preschool children in a Title I program at Euclid School, St. Louis, Missouri. A Preschool Academy was designed to serve 45 preschool pupils in an area served by two neighboring elementary schools. Pupils were divided into three groups and each group…
Descriptors: Achievement Rating, Cognitive Development, Disadvantaged Youth, Parent Influence
Schaefer, Earl S.; Edgerton, Marianna – 1980
This study of handicapped and non-handicapped preschool and early elementary school children and their older normal siblings was designed to determine (1) the intercorrelation of parent and teacher ratings of the child's academic competence and social adjustment, and (2) the correlations of mother, father and teacher ratings with the child's…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Behavior Patterns, Comparative Analysis, Disabilities
Isakson, Richard L.; Call, John M. – 1991
This paper describes three outreach programs implemented by the Counseling and Development Center (CDC) at Utah's Brigham Young University (BYU) to better serve the academic needs of freshmen. The first program is a cooperative program with the BYU Housing Department aimed at facilitating adjustment to college and personal development of students…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Advising, Adjustment (to Environment), Athletes