Background on Developmental Education. Ruth Dalrymple and Marilyn Mays Texas Collaborative for Teaching Excellence June 12 – 13, 2003. The Kellogg Institute. Held each summer 4 week seminar Appalachian State University Boone, North Carolina. Why Appalachian State University?.
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Ruth Dalrymple and Marilyn Mays
Texas Collaborative for Teaching Excellence
June 12 – 13, 2003
NCES: More than 80% of all American colleges and universities offer some type of remedial or developmental education.
Corollary: Both access and quality are achievable.
Corollary: The reverse is also true, without a comprehensive, effective, developmental education program, college will lower standards (or, less likely, be a “revolving door” institution).
“The strength of American higher education is in its commitment to providing a second, third, and even fourth chance to acquire needed knowledge and skills. . .”
McCabe & Day, 1999
You get more bang for the buck.
“Remedial education is the nation’s most cost effective educational programs.”
McCabe & Day
“Research supports that successful students expend enormous amounts of effort related to their expectation that this effort will result in desired outcomes.” -Bloom, Gardner, Bloom
This is called self-efficacy.
This is the extent to which an individual believes himself to be capable, significant, successful, and worthy. -Coopersmith
Many (probably most) developmental education students have low self esteem and high anxiety.
Fears are often mistaken for low ability.
institutional support for the program.
faculty, staff, students, businesses, etc.
Most meaningful / significant statistic is the post – developmental education pass rates.
Example: 100 students in math 90
40 take college algebra
30 pass college algebra
pass rate is 75% (30 out of 40)
not 30% (30 out of 100)
CQIN (Continuous Quality Improvement Network) listed the top 5 college developmental education programs in the country.
“An innovation or ‘best practice’ cannot be replicated on your campus, it can only be adapted to fit your campus.”
On average, only 10% of African-American students who place into d.e. courses earn AA degrees within 4 years.
For Hispanics, this is only 11%.
For Anglos, this is 20+%.