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.
Link Between Community College Engagement and College Completion
Kevin Carey of Education Sector has presented a good summary of University of Texas research that links student engagement with higher grades and college completion- http://www.educationsector.org/
; "Deal or No Deal". Engagement studies focus on how often students make in class presentations, prepare two or more drafts of assignments, and work on papers that require integration of ideas and information. Higher engagement in classes helps overcome weak academic preparation for community colleges. These are nationwide studies from the Community College Survey of Student Engagement http://www.ccsse.org/
Labels: academic preparation, College Completion