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Cummins, Phyllis A.; Brown, J. Scott; Bahr, Peter Riley; Mehri, Nader – Grantee Submission, 2018
Recent years have seen growing recognition of the importance of a college-educated workforce to meet the needs of employers and ensure economic growth. Lifelong learning, including completing a postsecondary credential, increasingly is necessary to improve employment outcomes among workers, both old and young, who face rising demands for new and…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Students, Older Adults, Adults, Enrollment Trends
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Hauk, Shandy; Matlen, Bryan – Grantee Submission, 2018
Most community college students in the U.S. must complete at least one developmental class, such as elementary algebra, before they can enroll in a college-level mathematics course. Increasingly common in such courses is the use of a web-based activity and testing system (WATS). This report presents initial results of a mixed-methods study of…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, College Mathematics, Algebra
Rebecca, Brower L.; Woods, Chenoa S.; Bertrand Jones, Tamara; Park, Toby J.; Hu, Shouping; Tandberg, David A.; Nix, Amanda; Rhaming, Sophia G.; Martindale, Sandra K. – Grantee Submission, 2017
The purpose of this qualitative study is to understand how educational scaffolding may explain changing patterns of student success in mathematics in the era of developmental education (DE or remediation) reform in Florida College System (FCS) institutions. Specifically, we apply the concept of scaffolding to underprepared FCS students who are at…
Descriptors: Remedial Mathematics, At Risk Students, Educational Change, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique)
Rosinger, Kelly Ochs – Grantee Submission, 2017
Over the past decade, the federal government has made substantial efforts to simplify the college-going process and help students to evaluate college choices. These low-cost strategies aimed at improving college access and success by helping students to make informed decisions about college warrant assessment. This study examines the impact of a…
Descriptors: Public Policy, Educational Policy, Access to Education, Community Colleges
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Gupta, Himani – Grantee Submission, 2017
The Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP), developed by the City University of New York (CUNY), is an uncommonly comprehensive and long-term program designed to address low graduation rates among community college students. MDRC has been studying the effects of ASAP on low-income students with developmental (remedial) education needs at…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Two Year College Students, Community Colleges, Associate Degrees
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Hubbard, Aleata – Grantee Submission, 2017
The results of educational research studies are only as accurate as the data used to produce them. Drawing on experiences conducting large-scale efficacy studies of classroom-based algebra interventions for community college and middle school students, I am developing practice-based data cleaning procedures to support scholars in conducting…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Mathematics Education, Algebra, Intervention
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Hauk, Shandy; Matlen, Bryan; Thomas, Larry – Grantee Submission, 2017
A variety of computerized interactive learning platforms exist. Most include instructional supports in the form of problem sets. Feedback to users ranges from a single word like "Correct!" to offers of hints and partially- to fully-worked examples. Behind-the-scenes design of systems varies as well--from static dictionaries of problems…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Algebra, Web Based Instruction, Randomized Controlled Trials
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Hauk, Shandy; Matlen, Bryan J. – Grantee Submission, 2017
This is an extended conference proceedings report [Long Paper] based on a shorter contributed report at the same conference. A variety of computerized learning platforms exist. In mathematics, most include sets of problems to complete. Feedback to users ranges from a single word like "Correct!" to offers of hints and partially- to…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Community Colleges, College Mathematics
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Newman, Lynn A; Madaus, Joseph W.; Javitz, Harold S. – Grantee Submission, 2016
Data from the National Longitudinal Transition Study-2 were analyzed to determine the effect of receiving transition planning education and having a transition plan that specified needed postsecondary accommodations on the receipt of disability-specific services and generally available supports at the postsecondary level by students with…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Postsecondary Education, College Bound Students, Transitional Programs
Jamieson, Jeremy P.; Peters, Brett J.; Greenwood, Emily J.; Altose, Aaron J. – Grantee Submission, 2016
For students to thrive in the U.S. educational system, they must successfully cope with omnipresent demands of exams. Nearly all students experience testing situations as stressful, and signs of stress (e.g., racing heart) are typically perceived negatively. This research tested the efficacy of a psychosituational intervention targeting cognitive…
Descriptors: Test Anxiety, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Intervention
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Hauk, Shandy; Salguero, Katie; Kaser, Joyce – Grantee Submission, 2016
A web-based activity and testing system (WATS) has features such as adaptive problem sets, videos, and data-driven tools for instructors to monitor and scaffold student learning. Central to WATS adoption and use are questions about the implementation process: What constitutes "good" implementation and how far from "good" is…
Descriptors: Fidelity, Program Implementation, Web Based Instruction, Testing Programs
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Hauk, Shandy; Matlen, Bryan – Grantee Submission, 2016
A variety of computerized interactive learning platforms exist. Most include instructional supports in the form of problem sets. Feedback to users ranges from a single word like "Correct!" to offers of hints and partially to fully worked examples. Behind-the-scenes design of such systems varies as well --from static dictionaries of…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Mathematics, Algebra, Web Based Instruction
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Zheng, Xiaying; Stapleton, Laura M.; Henneberger, Angela K.; Woolley, Michael E. – Grantee Submission, 2016
The science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) workforce, and therefore STEM education, has become increasingly central to the U.S. economic growth and competitiveness over the past five decades. Nationally, the number of STEM workforce positions and the number of STEM postsecondary graduates have increased over time, but there is…
Descriptors: STEM Education, College Graduates, Education Work Relationship, College Outcomes Assessment
Woods, Chenoa S.; Richard, Keith; Park, Toby; Tandberg, David; Hu, Shouping; Bertrand Jones, Tamara – Grantee Submission, 2016
In this article we report on our exploration of academic advising practices at 19 community colleges in the Florida College System after the implementation of Senate Bill 1720. This bill made developmental education optional for many students and mandated that colleges provide academic advising for all new students. Descriptive statistics of…
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Remedial Instruction, Educational Legislation, State Legislation
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Newman, Lynn A.; Madaus, Joseph W. – Grantee Submission, 2015
A secondary analysis of the National Longitudinal Transition Study-2 examined the relationship between demographic, disability-related, secondary school preparation, and transition planning variables and receipt of accommodations and other disability-specific services at the postsecondary level for 2,470 postsecondary students with disabilities.…
Descriptors: Correlation, Demography, Student Characteristics, Disabilities
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