WWC review of this study

More graduates: Two-year results from an evaluation of Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) for developmental education students (MDRC Policy brief).

Scrivener, S., & Weiss, M. J. (2013). New York: MDRC. Retrieved from: https://eric.ed.gov/?id=ED546636

  • Randomized Controlled Trial
     examining 
    896
     Students
    , grade
    PS

Reviewed: November 2016

Study sample characteristics were not reported.

Reviewed: December 2013

At least one finding shows strong evidence of effectiveness
At least one statistically significant positive finding
Meets WWC standards without reservations
Access and enrollment outcomes—Statistically significant positive effects found
Outcome
measure
Comparison Period Sample Intervention
mean
Comparison
mean
Significant? Improvement
    index
Evidence
tier

Enrolled full time first semester

Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) vs. Business as usual

Semester 1

Full sample;
896 students

N/A

N/A

Yes

 
 
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More Outcomes

Enrolled % first semester

Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) vs. Business as usual

Semester 1

Full sample;
896 students

N/A

N/A

No

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Credit accumulation and persistence outcomes—Statistically significant positive effects found
Outcome
measure
Comparison Period Sample Intervention
mean
Comparison
mean
Significant? Improvement
    index
Evidence
tier

College level credits earned cumulative through second semester

Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) vs. Business as usual

Semester 6

Full sample;
327 students

N/A

N/A

Yes

 
 
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Progress in developmental education outcomes—Statistically significant positive effects found
Outcome
measure
Comparison Period Sample Intervention
mean
Comparison
mean
Significant? Improvement
    index
Evidence
tier

Completed developmental requirements through second semester

Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) vs. Business as usual

Semester 6

Full sample;
327 students

N/A

N/A

Yes

 
 
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Characteristics of study sample as reported by study author.


  • Female: 67%
    Male: 33%
  • Race
    Asian
    8%
    Black
    34%
    White
    10%
  • Ethnicity
    Hispanic
    50%
    Not Hispanic
    50%

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