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Weiss, Michael J.; Scrivener, Susan; Slaughter, Austin; Cohen, Benjamin – MDRC, 2021
Most community college students are referred to developmental education courses to build basic skills. These students often struggle in these courses and college more broadly. CUNY Start is a prematriculation program for students assessed as having significant remedial needs. CUNY Start students delay matriculation for one semester and receive…
Descriptors: Randomized Controlled Trials, Program Evaluation, Developmental Studies Programs, Community Colleges
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Nurshatayeva, Aizat; Page, Lindsay C.; White, Carol C.; Gehlbach, Hunter – Research in Higher Education, 2021
Our field experiment extends prior work on college matriculation by testing the extent to which an artificially intelligent (AI) chatbot's outreach and support to college students (N = 4442) reduced summer melt and improved first-year college enrollment at a 4-year university. Specifically, we investigate which students the intervention proves…
Descriptors: Artificial Intelligence, Computer Mediated Communication, College Freshmen, Enrollment
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Bowman, Nicholas A.; Jang, Nayoung; Kivlighan, D. Martin; Schneider, Nancy; Ye, Xiaomeng – Research in Higher Education, 2020
Many degree-seeking college students struggle academically and ultimately never graduate. Academic challenges and persistence within the major are especially salient issues for students who major in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Academic probation serves as a means for informing students that they are at risk of dismissal, and…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Engineering Education, Academic Achievement, At Risk Students
Rosen, Rachel; Byndloss, D. Crystal; Parise, Leigh; Alterman, Emma; Dixon, Michelle – MDRC, 2020
The New York City P-TECH Grades 9-14 schools represent an education model that ties together the secondary, higher education, and workforce systems as a way to improve outcomes in both domains. The distinguishing feature of the P-TECH 9-14 model, as it is referred to in this report, is a partnership between a high school, a local community…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, High Schools, Community Colleges, College School Cooperation
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Hyman, Joshua – Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2020
I conduct a statewide experiment in Michigan with nearly 50,000 high-achieving high school seniors. Treated students are mailed a letter encouraging them to consider college and providing them with the web address of a college information website. I find that very high-achieving, low-income students, and very high-achieving, minority students are…
Descriptors: High School Seniors, High Achievement, Information Dissemination, Low Income Students
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Spencer, Trina D.; Moran, Meghan; Thompson, Marilyn S.; Petersen, Douglas B.; Restrepo, M. Adelaida – AERA Open, 2020
The purpose of this cluster randomized group study was to investigate the effect of multitiered, dual-language instruction on children's oral language skills, including vocabulary, narrative retell, receptive and expressive language, and listening comprehension. The participants were 3- to 5-year-old children (n = 81) who were learning English and…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Oral Language, Language Skills, Vocabulary Skills
Carlson, Deven E.; Schmidt, Alex; Souders, Sarah; Wolfe, Barbara L. – National Bureau of Economic Research, 2020
In this paper, we leverage the random assignment of a need-based financial aid grant offer--the Fund for Wisconsin Scholars (FFWS) grant--and several sets of administrative records to provide experimental evidence on the effects of the grant offer on students' in-state employment and earnings. For students in four-year universities, our results…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Grants, College Students, Income
Avery, Christopher; Castleman, Benjamin L.; Hurwitz, Michael; Long, Bridget T.; Page, Lindsay C. – National Bureau of Economic Research, 2020
We investigate the efficacy of text messaging campaigns to remind students about and support them with key steps in the college search, application, selection and transition process. First, in collaboration with the College Board and uAspire, both national non-profit organizations, we implemented text-message based outreach and advising to…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Enrollment, College Applicants, Information Dissemination
Angrist, Joshua; Autor, David; Pallais, Amanda – National Bureau of Economic Research, 2020
Financial aid from the Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation (STBF) provides exceptionally generous support to a college population similar to that served by a host of state aid programs. In conjunction with STBF, we randomly assigned aid awards to thousands of Nebraska high school graduates from low-income, minority, and first-generation college…
Descriptors: Low Income Students, Merit Scholarships, Philanthropic Foundations, Graduation
Ratledge, Alyssa; O'Donoghue, Rebekah; Cullinan, Dan; Camo-Biogradlija, Jasmina – MDRC, 2019
Postsecondary education is widely seen as a necessity in the modern economy, yet among low and middle-income families, college enrollment rates are dismayingly low -- and graduation rates are even lower. College Promise programs, which cover local students' college tuition and fees, are one strategy states and municipalities use to help. But…
Descriptors: College Programs, Access to Education, Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence
Coyne, Michael D.; McCoach, D. Betsy; Ware, Sharon; Austin, Christy R.; Loftus-Rattan, Susan M.; Baker, Doris L. – Exceptional Children, 2019
We investigated whether individual differences in overall receptive vocabulary knowledge measured at the beginning of the year moderated the effects of a kindergarten vocabulary intervention that supplemented classroom vocabulary instruction. We also examined whether moderation would offset the benefits of providing Tier-2 vocabulary intervention…
Descriptors: Individual Differences, Vocabulary Development, Receptive Language, Kindergarten
Rutschow, Elizabeth Zachry; Sepanik, Susan; Deitch, Victoria; Raufman, Julia; Dukes, Dominique; Moussa, Adnan – Center for the Analysis of Postsecondary Readiness, 2019
Analyses of literacy and numeracy levels worldwide by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development suggest that the U.S. population has one of the lowest numeracy levels among developed nations. Sixty-four percent of American adults are unable to use math and interpret math problems that most higher-level jobs require, and a full 30…
Descriptors: Numeracy, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Skills, Adults
Mayer, Alexander; Kalamkarian, Hoori Santikian; Cohen, Benjamin; Pellegrino, Lauren; Boynton, Melissa; Yang, Edith – MDRC, 2019
Integrated Planning and Advising for Student Success (iPASS) is an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support colleges seeking to incorporate technology into their advising and student services. In iPASS, such technology is intended to increase advising's emphasis on a student's entire college experience, enabling…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Academic Advising, Academic Support Services, Student Personnel Services
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Baker, Rachel; Evans, Brent; Li, Qiujie; Cung, Bianca – Research in Higher Education, 2019
Time management skills are an essential component of college student success, especially in online classes. Through a randomized control trial of students in a for-credit online course at a public 4-year university, we test the efficacy of a scheduling intervention aimed at improving students' time management. Results indicate the intervention had…
Descriptors: Lecture Method, Online Courses, Academic Achievement, Performance Factors
Bowen, Daniel H.; Kisida, Brian – Houston Education Research Consortium, 2019
The recent wave of test-based accountability reforms has negatively impacted the provision of K-12 arts educational experiences. Advocates contend that, in addition to providing intrinsic benefits, the arts can positively influence academic and social development. However, the empirical evidence to support such claims is limited. We conducted a…
Descriptors: Art Education, Educational Experience, Access to Education, Partnerships in Education
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