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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
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Walker, Sylvia E. – Journal of Developmental Education, 2017
The purpose of this project was two-fold. First, it would provide an opportunity for students to complete the developmental math course sequence more quickly, thereby enabling students to proceed to a college-level mathematics course sooner. To accomplish this, the classroom was designed with computer-assisted homework courses that blended…
Descriptors: Remedial Mathematics, Introductory Courses, Advanced Courses, Algebra
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Pierce, Calisa A. – Journal of Developmental Education, 2017
With the continuing national emphases on acceleration and completion, an integrated reading and writing course (a combined developmental reading and developmental writing course, with all levels compressed into a single course) is one way to move students more quickly and efficiently through the developmental sequence while still maintaining…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Community Colleges, Integrated Curriculum, College Programs
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Adams, Peter – Journal of Developmental Education, 2017
Mike Rose is a professor in the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies. He has taught in a wide range of educational settings - from elementary school to adult literacy and job training programs--and has directed an Educational Opportunity (EOP) tutorial center. He is an author and member of the National Academy of Education and…
Descriptors: Interviews, Faculty Development, Vocational Education, College Preparation
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Ingalls, Amy L. – Journal of Developmental Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to assess whether Facebook (FB), as an LMS (Learning Management System) may be used in a developmental writing course, may build a community of learners in ENG*K012, and may enhance the presence of a supportive shared community to build confidence in students' writing and/or sharing their writing. An additional…
Descriptors: Social Media, Integrated Learning Systems, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Acee, T. W.; Barry, W. J.; Flaggs, D. A.; Holschuh, J. P.; Daniels, S.; Schrauth, M. – Journal of Developmental Education, 2017
Nationally, developmental mathematics courses have some of the highest failure and withdrawal rates of postsecondary courses. A wide range of factors may be contributing to students' struggles in these courses. In order to help identify these factors, we asked students enrolled in developmental mathematics to identify factors interfering with…
Descriptors: College Mathematics, Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Holistic Approach
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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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Diehl, Tara E. – Journal of Developmental Education, 2017
As noted in the literature, students struggle to learn developmental mathematics. A positive experience with developmental mathematics has been shown to increase students' confidence in learning mathematics (Duranczyk, 2008). Additionally, students who have a successful developmental experience are more likely to experience success in subsequent…
Descriptors: Remedial Mathematics, Supplementary Education, Mathematics Instruction, Algebra
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Saxby, Lori Eggers – Journal of Developmental Education, 2017
Developmental reading courses that use specific content-area reading skills and whose reading specialists interact closely with discipline-specific faculty improve student learning (Cox, Friesner, & Khayum, 2003, p. 191). Additionally, content-area instructors who teach strategies such as utilizing study guides and graphic organizers, and who…
Descriptors: Reading Strategies, Comparative Analysis, Content Area Reading, Reading Skills
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Severs, Erin – Journal of Developmental Education, 2017
Erin Severs believes that meeting the needs of underprepared students and supporting the faculty who do this work can only continue to be more central to the success of higher education in this country. With more and more students testing into developmental courses, and an unfortunately low completion rate for these students (25% complete a degree…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Models, College Readiness, College Faculty
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Stahl, Norman A. – Journal of Developmental Education, 2017
Katie Hern is an English Instructor at Chabot College and Co-Founder of the California Acceleration Project (CAP), a professional development network that supports the state's 113 community colleges to transform remediation and increase student completion and equity. Hern speaks nationally on remediation reform and integrated reading and writing.…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Writing Instruction, Acceleration (Education), Community Colleges
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Martin, Taylor; Smith, Scott; Brasiel, Sarah; Sorensen, Ian – Journal of Developmental Education, 2017
Many students must take remedial or developmental mathematics coursework to gain skills and knowledge necessary to satisfy college-level quantitative literacy requirements; however, large numbers of those students struggle to complete such coursework and are consequently unable to graduate. This issue implies the need to reform developmental…
Descriptors: Remedial Mathematics, Algebra, At Risk Students, Educational Change
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DeFeo, Dayna Jean; Bonin, Dan; Ossiander-Gobeille, Megan – Journal of Developmental Education, 2017
Drop-in peer tutoring is the most popular model on college campuses, but a high student-tutor ratio suggests that students will spend the majority of their lab time working without the aid of a tutor. This study observed students in a drop-in tutoring center serving developmental math students and explored what they do in that independent time.…
Descriptors: Help Seeking, Tutors, Tutoring, Remedial Mathematics
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Wheeler, Sara W.; Bray, Nathaniel – Journal of Developmental Education, 2017
This study examined whether a correlation was present between demographic variables and academic success at a two-year institution in Alabama. Developmental status, gender, and race were compared with pass/fail status in the first college-level math class and graduation status. Results indicated that the developmental math classes were effective…
Descriptors: Remedial Mathematics, Mathematics Achievement, Correlation, Two Year Colleges
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Childers, Annie Burns; Lu, Lianfang – Journal of Developmental Education, 2017
Failures of developmental mathematics education are no secret. As a response to improve the success of students enrolled in these courses, different redesign efforts have been implemented across the country. This study reports on one redesign effort that began in Fall 2012. The new design consisted of mastery learning in computer-based…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Mastery Learning, Remedial Mathematics, College Mathematics
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