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Edmunds, Julie; Gicheva, Dora; Thrift, Beth; Hull, Marie – SERVE Center at University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2019
This report presents the findings from an external evaluation of Project COMPASS, an effort by Wake Technical Community College to redesign community college online courses to improve outcomes, particularly for students of color. The evaluation used a randomized controlled trial in which students were randomly assigned to course sections taught by…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Program Evaluation, Online Courses, Curriculum Design
Edmunds, Julie; Lewis, Karla; Hutchins, Bryan; Klopfenstein, Kristin – SERVE Center at University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2018
As originally conceptualized, Early Colleges were small schools focused purposefully on college readiness for all students. Frequently located on college campuses, Early Colleges targeted students who might face challenges in postsecondary education, including students who were the first in their family to go to college, economically disadvantaged…
Descriptors: Small Schools, High Schools, College Preparation, College Credits
Edmunds, Julie; Lewis, Karla; Hutchins, Bryan; Klopfenstein, Kristin – SERVE Center at University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2018
As originally conceptualized, Early Colleges were small schools focused purposefully on college readiness for all students. Frequently located on college campuses, Early Colleges targeted students who might face challenges in postsecondary education, including students who were the first in their family to go to college, economically disadvantaged…
Descriptors: Small Schools, High Schools, College Readiness, College Preparation
Knestis, Kirk; Byrom, Elizabeth; Corn, Jenifer O.; Thrift, Beth – SERVE Center at University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2007
In 2002, the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (DPI) initiated an innovative and ambitious program for improving student learning through the effective use of instructional technology. Until that point, most technology projects in schools were geared toward integrating technology into the curriculum, and they tended to focus on…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Leadership, State Departments of Education