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First Year Experience Courses for Students in Developmental Education
Developmental Education

First year experience courses for students in developmental education are designed to ease the transition to college for the large numbers of students in need of developmental (or remedial) education. The aim of these courses is to support the academic performance, social development, persistence, and degree completion of postsecondary students with developmental needs. Although first year experience courses vary in terms of content and focus, most are designed to introduce students to campus resources, provide training in time management and study skills, and address student development issues; for students in developmental courses, the courses are often linked with or taken concurrently with developmental courses.

Findings

1
study that met standards out of
19
eligible studies reviewed
Outcome Domain Effectiveness Rating Grades Evidence Tier
Academic achievement No discernible effects PS
Credit accumulation and persistence No discernible effects PS
Progress in developmental education No discernible effects PS

Last Updated: February 2016

Race

Black
59%
White
29%
Other or unknown
7%

Ethnicity

Hispanic
6%
Not Hispanic or Latino
94%

Gender

Male: 32%
Female: 68%

Delivery Method

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Whole Class

Locations

NC
South
Note: This summary only includes data from studies that reported sample information. The Intervention Report may include evidence from other studies that met standards, but did not report sample information.


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This intervention report was prepared for the WWC by Development Services Group, Inc. under contract ED–IES–12–C–0084.

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