My blog discusses the important and complex subjects of college completion, college success, student risk factors (for failing), college readiness, and academic preparation. I will explore the pieces of the college puzzle that heavily influence, if not determine, college success rates.
How to Evaluate College Remedial programs
Often remedial programs in college are not evaluated, and the few evaluations that exist have poor designs. So we do not know if they work or help students to progress into regular credit courses and complete college
. Henry Levin and Juan Calcgno have a paper that provides a framework for evaluating remediation that is based on the best concepts we know, and includes several alternative reserach designs
See it at http://ccrc.tc.columbia.edu/
- Now all we need is for more money and time to implement their good ideas.