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Author(s):Zachry, E., and Schneider, E
Title:Promising instructional reforms in developmental education: A case study of three Achieving the Dream colleges
Source:http://www.mdrc.org/publications/504/full.pdf
Date:2008
Organization:MDRC
Short Description:This report examines the experiences of three of the 83 colleges currently involved in Achieving the Dream and their efforts to improve instruction in developmental classrooms.
Annotation:This report examines the experiences of three of the 83 colleges currently involved in Achieving the Dream and their efforts to improve instruction in developmental classrooms: Guilford Technical Community College in Greensboro, North Carolina; Mountain Empire Community College in Big Stone Gap, Virginia; and Patrick Henry Community College in Martinsville, Virginia. Using the Achieving the Dream model as a framework, each of these colleges implemented a system of reforms aimed at reaching developmental learners who have a variety of skill levels and experiences.
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Community Colleges
Developmental Education/Remediation
Documents
Evaluation
Improving Postsecondary Student Success
Non-traditional Students

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Experiences that matter: Enhancing student learning and success
Turning around chronically low-performing schools
National evaluation of GEAR UP: A summary of the first two years
Best practices in student support services: A study of five exemplary sites
National study of student support services. Third-year longitudinal study results and program implementation study update
Big ideas: Dropout prevention strategies: Achievement for Latinos through Academic Success (ALAS)
Beating the odds: The real challenges behind the math achievement gap - and what high-achieving schools can teach us about how to close it
Using longitudianal data to increase community college student success: A guide to measuring milestone and momentum point achievement
Students with learning disabilities transitioning from high school to college