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Lampi, Jodi P.; Reynolds, Todd – Journal of Developmental Education, 2018
In this "Connecting Practice & Research" column, we present a brief glimpse of the challenges and issues on the writing side of disciplinary literacy. A quick review of literature on academic and disciplinary writing provides an understanding of how the view of academic writing as a rudimentary and technical practice led the way into…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Teaching Methods, Academic Discourse, Writing (Composition)
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Burk, Cheryl; Dees, Lori; Kalbaugh, Laura – Journal of Developmental Education, 2018
As part of the Community College Research Center's (CCRC) Analysis of Statewide Developmental Education Reform Learning Assessment Study, Wake Technical Community College's partner team believes the recommendation and implications in the CCRC's Developmental Reading and English Assessment in a Researcher-Practitioner Partnership. Working Paper No.…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Faculty, Educational Research, Partnerships in Education
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Williams, Mitchell R.; Tompkins, Patrick; Rogers, Betty – Journal of Developmental Education, 2018
Developmental education has been examined from the perspective of students, college instructors, administrators, and policy-makers. However, the perspectives of one important stakeholder group--high school teachers--has not been included in the research literature on this topic. The purpose of this study was to allow teachers to be heard on the…
Descriptors: High Schools, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Developmental Studies Programs
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Yue, Hongtao; Rico, Ruby Sangha; Vang, Mai Kou; Giuffrida, Tosha Aquino – Journal of Developmental Education, 2018
This study examined how Supplemental Instruction (SI) visits help traditionally disadvantaged students reduce the performance gap in their courses. A student is defined as holding a "disadvantaged" status when he or she can identify with the following factors: underrepresented minority status, first-generation status, Federal Pell Grant…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Student Needs, Program Effectiveness, Achievement Gap
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Zientek, Linda Reichwein; Albert, Julie; Manage, Ananda; Li, Xiaohong; Sechelski, Amber – Journal of Developmental Education, 2018
Statewide policies can impact enrollment patterns of students. At one Texas University, 11th-grade Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills scores were predictive of success in students' first college-level mathematics course, but many students--those most at risk of failure--seem to have avoided taking a mathematics course in their first year at…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, State Policy, Educational Policy, Universities
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Barhoum, Sim – Journal of Developmental Education, 2018
Structural practices used by community colleges to assess, place, and teach students are undergoing transformation. Many recent changes have been shaped by the idea that barriers to success, combined with traditional policies, work against helping students pass through the developmental writing pathway. This article's purpose was to investigate…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Academic Achievement, Basic Writing
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Zimmerer, Mary; Skidmore, Susan Troncoso; Chuppa-Cornell, Kim; Sindel-Arrington, Tricia; Beilman, Janelle – Journal of Developmental Education, 2018
This study focused on a redesigned reading program that integrated project-based activities through the contextualization of reading and information literacy strategies using library databases. Students completing the new reading curriculum were compared to students who had completed a traditional reading curriculum to assess for differences in…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Electronic Libraries, Reading Programs, Program Descriptions
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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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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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