Measuring Success of Developmental Education Models

Topics: Curriculum Development, Academic Planning, Academic Affairs, Developmental and Remedial Education, Student Retention and Success, Degree Progress, Course Evaluations

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Several models of developmental education exist to prepare students for college-level courses. This report examines different instructional and content delivery methods for developmental education. The report also focuses on metrics for student evaluation and initial outcomes of developmental model redesign.

Research Questions

  • How do institutions administer and evaluate developmental education?
  • How have developmental programs affected metrics of student success such as retention rates, graduation rates, time to completion, and student GPA?
  • What methods do institutions use to assess basic skills aptitude and determine program placement?