Developmental English

The English Department's analysis of its intervention data revealed a low rate of follow-on course-taking from dev ed to college English. These findings prompted the faculty to re-design the courses so that students with lower placement scores would take the college English class right away.  Now, they enroll in college English that includes extra support and instruction. (They are co-enrolled in a college reading and writing course as well as college-level composition course during a single term.)  This intervention is available to all students who place at this level. Unlike other models, all students who place at this level are in the English 101 with Extra Support course.  This intervention is fully scaled up.  In Fall 2014 the intervention was changed from co-enrollment in dev-ed English and college composition to co-enrollment in college reading and writing and College composition.  The key intervention elements include college-level readings and assignments, scaffolded instruction, time for extra practice, and active community building.  Data from five years of this intervention show retention is 94% and success in college English is 83%.

ID 15197

To contact this college about this intervention, take note of the ID above, ID #15197, and then fill out the intervention contact request form

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