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Summers, Emily J.; Acee, Taylor W.; Ryser, Gail R. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2015
We investigated students' academic achievement in three high-enrollment, introductory-level history sections at a large, public, Hispanic-serving university. Using a conditional indirect-effects model, we analyzed supplemental instruction (SI) attendance and class absences as predictors of course success, after accounting for sex, ethnicity/race,…
Descriptors: History Instruction, United States History, Introductory Courses, Supplementary Education
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Bender, David S. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2001
Finds that students in a comprehensive developmental studies program (study skills course and required attendance of tutoring sessions) exceeded their predicted grade point average significantly more than the comparison groups, and that instructors reported a greater number of positive behaviors on the part of these students in their classes.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Classroom Research, Educational Research, High Risk Students