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Points of Interest

Developmental English Course Offerings

November 18, 2020
Vanessa Keadle
This Points of Interest shows that most SSTF institutions offer between one and three developmental English courses, while 39 had fully eliminated stand-alone developmental courses.
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First-Year Gateway Completion Rates

November 11, 2020
Vilan Odekar
This Points of Interest shows that over 40% of low-income and adult students completed gateway courses in the first year of study of the Ohio-SSTF initiative.
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Improving Gateway Course Completion

November 4, 2020
Dan Cullinan
This Points of Interest shows that placing students directly into gateway courses improves their rates of gateway course completion, regardless of the placement method.
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Role of College Decisions in Multiple Measures

October 28, 2020
Elizabeth Kopko
This Points of Interest shows that college decisions influence the impact multiple measures systems can have on student outcomes, and that colleges should consider cut scores that allow more students into college-level courses.
People in the Reform

People in the Reform: Dr. Kim Hunter Reed

October 27, 2020
Alison Kadlec, Ashmi Patel
A conversation with Dr. Kim Hunter Reed, Louisiana Commissioner of Higher Education, about how her family's generational legacy of education advancement continues to fuel her passion for opening opportunities for Louisiana students through higher education.
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Course Completion and Multiple Measures

October 21, 2020
Elizabeth Kopko
This Points of Interest shows that students placed by multiple measures are more likely to complete college-level math and English courses than students placed by a single test system, and the positive impacts on completion rates are greatest in the first term.
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Adult Students’ Success in Corequisites

October 14, 2020
Vilan Odekar
This Points of Interest shows that adult students complete gateway courses at higher rates when placed in corequisite courses than when placed in traditional developmental courses.
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Increase in Pell Student Completion Rates

October 7, 2020
Vilan Odekar
This Points of Interest shows that Pell Grant students are more likely to complete gateway courses in one academic year when placed in a corequisite course.
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Corequisites Most Effective in Georgia

September 30, 2020
Bruce Vandal, Robert Tucker Todd
This Points of Interest shows that students placed in a single semester corequisite learning support are more likely to complete gateway math and English courses than students placed into a two semester learning support model.