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Supplementing Developmental Education with Contextualized Reading and Writing Practice

Conference: Council for the Study of Community Colleges (CSCC) Annual Conference
Date and Time: April 08, 2011 3:30–5:00 PM
Venue: New Orleans Marriott, Julia

This session discusses an intervention providing supplementary reading and writing practice to 246 upper-level developmental education students in two community colleges. Students were randomized to two text conditions within classrooms, and compared to a purposive comparison group. Statistically significant gain was found on several summarization variables (effect sizes 0.32-0.62).

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Dolores Perin
Senior Research Associate
Community College Research Center
Rachel Hare Bork
Research and Evaluation Officer
The Wallace Foundation

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