As dual credit education has become a popular vehicle in Texas and other states to encourage students to earn degrees and credentials, policymakers have sought to understand the quality, efficacy, and cost-effectiveness of these programs. A two-part study was designed to explore these questions.
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20 Apr 2018
Research indicates that students who take developmental (remedial) courses in college often struggle to persist in and complete credit-bearing coursework. These findings have spurred a range of reforms, such as corequisites, which provide developmental education support within the same semester as a credit-bearing course. This presentation describes the early findings from an experimental evaluation of this type of accelerated pathway in Texas community colleges.