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ERIC Number: ED611756
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Sep-30
Pages: 98
Abstractor: As Provided
Project COMPASS Final Evaluation Report
Edmunds, Julie; Gicheva, Dora; Thrift, Beth; Hull, Marie
SERVE Center at University of North Carolina at Greensboro
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 instructors trained in the project's instructional strategies (treatment instructors) or instructors who were not trained (control instructors). Treatment students were less likely to drop or withdraw from the course. Impacts differed by course with substantial positive impacts in one course and negative impacts in another. Findings on implementation suggest that higher levels of implementation of the targeted strategies were associated with better outcomes. Wake Tech also experienced institutional changes as a result of their participation in this project.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Education (ED)
Authoring Institution: SERVE Center at University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina
Grant or Contract Numbers: P116F150082
What Works Clearinghouse Reviewed: Meets Evidence Standards without Reservations