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ERIC Number: EJ913947
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1066-8926
Improved Outcomes with Computer-Assisted Instruction in Mathematics and English Language Skills for Hispanic Students in Need of Remedial Education at Miami Dade College, Florida
Vassiliou, John
Community College Journal of Research and Practice, v35 n3 p191-201 2011
In this study, 180 first-time-in-college (FTIC) students at Miami Dade College, Florida in need of remedial instruction in basic mathematics, reading, and sentence skills utilized the A[superscript +]dvancer[R] College Readiness Online software. Significant results were found with increased ACCUPLACER[R] scores; number of students who avoided at least one remedial course; number of students who avoided remediation; number of students who advanced a level within the remedial coursework sequence, enrolled in the next level coursework, and also passed the next course. These results suggest that institutions can use computer-assisted instruction to efficiently allocate resources while addressing the need to provide remedial education in efficient and effective ways. Partial data from this study and results were used to successfully apply for a $1.4 million dollar Federal grant from the U.S. Department of Education to assist with student success, retention, and degree completion. (Contains 8 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida