Revamp and scale up college success course for students placing into 2 or more developmental courses

Students who place in developmental courses are at the most risk of discontiniung their education. College success courses are designed to prepare students to be successful in college, learn the essential study skills and become acquainted with the campus etc. In Fall 2014, the college piloted its' first 5 sections of the revamped COL 102 course to the "at-risk" student population defined by those students who placed in two or more developmental courses.

Based on the evaluation plan that was developed to study the effectiveness of this intervention, it certainly seems like enrollment in COL102 is correlated with success and retention. Preliminary analysis shows that,

  • 86 % of COL102 pilot students in fall 2014 were retained to enroll in one or more credit courses in spring 2015, compared to 70% of other students (also placed in 2 or more developmental but didn’t enroll in this course)
  • 82 % of COL 102 pilot students successfully completed their other courses they were enrolled in fall 2014, compared to 55% of other students

The college is currently exploring ways to scale up this intervention based on the success of the pilot.

ID 15513

To contact this college about this intervention, take note of the ID above, ID #15513, and then fill out the intervention contact request form

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