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Addressing the Needs of Under-Prepared Students in Higher Ed...
Investigate the impact of remediation on college performance and persistence. What are the effects of remediation by student ability? What are the effects of remediation on student interest?
Issue/Topic: Postsecondary Accountability--Student Learning; Postsecondary Institutions--Community/Technical Colleges; Postsecondary Participation--Access/Outreach; Postsecondary Success--Completion; Postsecondary Academic Affairs--Transfer/Articulation; Postsecondary Academic Affairs--Developmental/Remediation/Placement
Author(s): Bettinger, Eric; Terry Long, Bridget
Organization(s): Case Western University; Harvard Graduate School of Education
Publication: National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper
Season: Spring 2006
Findings/Results: Overall Effects of Remediation

Results differ significantly between a simple comparison of students in and out of remediation and a sample that controls for different student characteristics.

  • Negative imp...
2006-04-01T00:00:00
New Evidence on College Remediation
How much remediation occurs in college and of what type? Who took remedial coursework in college? What are the effects of taking remedial courses on graduation rates? What are the effects of taking MANY remedial courses on graduation rates and time to degree? Are some types of remedial coursework more consequential than others? What are the effects of successful completion of remedial coursework?
Issue/Topic: Postsecondary Accountability--Student Learning; Postsecondary Institutions--Community/Technical Colleges; Postsecondary Success--Completion; Postsecondary Academic Affairs--Transfer/Articulation; Postsecondary Academic Affairs--Developmental/Remediation/Placement
Author(s): Attewell, Paul; Lavin, David; Domina, Thurston; Levey, Tania
Organization(s): Office of Population Research at Princeton University; Graduate Center of the City University of New York; York College, City University of New York
Publication: Journal of Higher Education
Season: Fall 2006
Findings/Results: How much remediation occurs in college and of what type?

Of college students in the sample, the following took at least one remedial course:

  • 40% of all college students
  • 58% of two-year college studen...
  • 2006-09-01T00:00:00
    Stepping Stones to a Degree: The Impact of Enrollment Pathwa...
    (1) How the attainment of educational milestones affects the probability of graduation for older community college students compared with traditional-age students; (2) the extent enrollment in developmental education is a barrier to completion for older students compared with younger students; and (3) how the timing of completing the first college-level math or writing class affects the probability of graduation for older and younger students who have enrolled in developmental education courses.
    Issue/Topic: Postsecondary Institutions--Community/Technical Colleges; Adult Basic Education; Postsecondary Academic Affairs--Developmental/Remediation/Placement
    Author(s): Calcagno, Juan; Jenkins, Davis; Bailey, Thomas; Crosta, Peter
    Season: Fall 2006
    Findings/Results: When controlling for all institutional and student variables, older students are more likely to earn a degree than younger students. This finding suggests that other factors negatively impact degree completion for older stude...
    2006-09-01T00:00:00
    Half of College Students Needing Remediation Drop Out; Remed...
    How successful are community colleges in helping students complete college preparatory program requirements? How well do students who complete college preparatory program requirements perform on subsequent college-level work? What percentage of students who complete college preparatory program requirements subsequently earn degrees? What is being done at the state and local levels to address remediation?
    Issue/Topic: Postsecondary Institutions--Community/Technical Colleges; Postsecondary Academic Affairs--Developmental/Remediation/Placement
    Publication: Office of Program Policy Analysis & Government Accountability
    Season: Spring 2007
    Findings/Results: How successful are community colleges in helping students complete college preparatory program requirements?
    • 52% of the students who enrolled for the first time in a Florida community college in 2000-01 through...
    2007-04-01T00:00:00
    Catching Up in Community Colleges: Academic Preparation and ...
    To measure the extent to which academically unprepared students transfer to four-year institutions; to assess whether successful completion of intermediate outcomes diminishes the role of initial preparation and increases the probability of transfer.
    Issue/Topic: Postsecondary Institutions--Community/Technical Colleges; Postsecondary Academic Affairs--Transfer/Articulation
    Author(s): Roksa, Josipa; Calcagno, Juan
    Organization(s): Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University; University of Virginia
    Publication: Teachers College Record
    Published On: 1/1/2010
    Findings/Results:
    • Almost 20% of students who entered community college with poor academic preparation transferred to a four-year institution within 15 terms (5 years), but lagged behind their more academically prepared counterparts, 34% of whom trans...
    2010-01-01T00:00:00
    Improving the Targeting of Treatment: Evidence from College ...
    To estimate how well remedial assessments identify students who are likely or unlikely to succeed in college-level courses; to explore whether high school transcript information might be a more valuable screening device than assessments; to examine institutional trade-offs involved in establishing higher versus lower screening thresholds for remedial placement; to test whether the choice of remedial screening device has disparate impacts by race or gender.
    Issue/Topic: Postsecondary Academic Affairs--Developmental/Remediation/Placement
    Author(s): Crosta, Peter; Scott-Clayton, Judith; Belfield, Clive
    Organization(s): Columbia University Teachers College
    Publication: National Bureau of Economic Research
    Published On: 10/1/2012
    Findings/Results:
    • Roughly one in four test-takers in math and one in three in English are severely mis-assigned. Placing prepared students in remedial courses is far more common than assigning underprepared students to credit-bearing courses.
    2012-10-01T00:00:00
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