Journal of Applied Research in the Community College

Articles from Vol. 16, No. 2, Spring

Academic Pathways and Partnerships: Transition through Collaborative Programming
The following citations for research and resource materials focus on K-16 academic pathways and partnerships.IntroductionOver the years, the American education system has undergone constant transformation. Connections between secondary and post-secondary...
Combination of Formative and Summative Assessment Instruments in Elementary Algebra Classes: A Prescription for Success
The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of the implementation of formative assessment on student achievement in elementary algebra classes at Richard J. Daley College in Chicago, IL. The formative assessment is defined in this case as frequent,...
Content Alignment of High School and Community College Assessments in California
This study explores the degree of alignment between high school mathematics and language arts assessments and community college placement examinations in widespread use in California. The study was conducted in two stages. The first stage analyzed the...
Effects of Cooperative Education on Community College Employment Outcomes at the School to Work Transition
The major purpose of cooperative education is to prepare students for the workplace by combining academic education with practical experience to develop employment competencies. This research compared employment outcomes and employment earnings for graduates...
Evaluating a Non-Randomized Trial: A Case Study of a Pilot to Increase Pre-Collegiate Math Course Success Rates
This article presents a case study of a two-year pilot to increase pre-collegiate math course success rates at a large community college. The EnableMath pilot involved the use of computerized software that allowed students to practice math problems in...
Formation of Community College Clusters Using the CCSSE Benchmarks for Extra-Large Community Colleges
This study used the five benchmarks from the Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE) to form clusters of colleges within the CCSSE classification of extra-large community colleges (= 15,000 students). Cluster analysis produced a five-cluster...
From the Editors
We are pleased to present the Spring 2009 issue. Included in this issue are articles by Andrew LaManque, "Evaluating A Non-Randomized Trial: A Case Study of a Pilot to Increase Pre-Collegiate Math Course Success Rates"; James Goho and David Rew, "Effects...
The Effect on Economic Development of an Entrepreneurship Program at a North Carolina Community College
This article presents the findings from a review of a community college's entrepreneurship course designed to encourage business start-ups. The study utilized a survey to obtain information from 142 Haywood Community College students who completed the...