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Dr. Michael W. Kirst

Michael W. Kirst is Professor Emeritus of Education and Business Administration at Stanford University since 1969.
Dr. Kirst received his Ph.D. in political economy and government from Harvard. Before joining the Stanford University faculty, Dr. Kirst held several positions with the federal government, including Staff Director of the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Manpower, Employment and Poverty. He was a former president of the California State Board of Education. His book From High School to College with Andrea Venezia was published by Jossey Bass in 2004.

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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.

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