Research & Teaching in Developmental Education

Research & Teaching in Developmental Education is a magazine focusing on Education

Articles from Vol. 21, No. 1, Fall

Academic Achievement Motivation: Differences among Underprepared Students Taking a PSI General Psychology Course
AbstractTo create good educational interventions and assess their effectiveness, it is important for developmental educators to understand the complex nature of students' academic achievement motivation and self-regulation. The purpose of this study...
A Comparative Analysis of Achievement Calibration Accuracy in Developmental and Nondevelopmental College Students
AbstractThe degree to which students accurately self-assess knowledge, competence, skills, and academic preparedness is related to students' ability to self-regulate learning. Prior research indicates that students who are more accurate in their self-assessments...
A Comparison of the Characteristics of Computer-Mediated and Lecture Students in Developmental Mathematics
AbstractThis study examined students' responses to a variety of constructs related to learning developmental mathematics. Students were allowed to self-select into either a computer-mediated or lecture course. The constructs included: attitudes about...
A ''Grade A " Controversy: A Dialogue on Grading Policies and Related Issues in Higher Education
On April 26, 2004 the Associated Press released an article announcing that the faculty at Princeton University had voted 156 to 84 to approve a new policy to respond to grade inflation (Princeton approves grade-rationing, 2004). Despite efforts since...
A Practical Discussion about Student Outcomes and Instruction in Introductory Writing Courses
Introduction to the ColumnThis column aims to address questions and issues that frequently arise in discussions about writing instruction and students' developing skills. At all times, the column will focus on practical matters, not without some attention...
Effectiveness of POME Instructional Model
AbstractThe purpose of this study was to determine if systematically designed self-regulation instructional support using the POME instructional model would increase achievement as measured by total course points. The POME instructional model (prepare,...
Legal Issues in Developmental Education: Merit-Based versus Need-Based Financial Aid
Substantial numbers of students cannot afford to attend college. A Congressional panel estimates that more than 4 million low- and middle-income students will not attend college for financial reasons during this decade (ACSFA, 2002). College tuition...
Marketing Academic Support Services
Academic Support Centers, Learning Centers, Learning Labs - a precious child has many names, according to a Danish proverb. And many functions, too. On some college campuses, there is one central support facility - on others there are several, all with...
Online Mathematics from the Students' Perspective
Teaching a developmental beginning algebra course online can be quite challenging. Since developmental students often need much assistance, the instructor has to create a course which will provide students with the guidance and support that will result...
Reading Student Writing
Reading Student WritingTobin, Lad. (2004). Reading Student Writing: Confessions, Meditations, and Rants. Portsmouth, NH: Boynton/Cook.This book, a collection of essays by Associate Professor Lad Tobin, the founding director of the first year writing...
Real Writing with Readings: Paragraphs and Essays for College, Work, and Everyday Life
Real Writing with Readings: Paragraphs and Essays for College, Work, and Everyday LifeAnker, S. (2004). Real Writing with Readings: Paragraphs and Essays for College, Work, and Everyday Life, 3rd edition. Boston: Bedford-St. Martin's.This text, which...
Teaching Developmental Writing: Background Readings
Teaching Developmental Writing: Background ReadingsBernstein, S. N. (2004), Teaching Developmental Writing: Background Readings, 2nd ed. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's.Susan Naomi Bernstein addresses a wide variety of issues that are common to those of...
Who's Helped by Help-Sessions in Developmental Education Courses?
AbstractDevelopmental education students who attended at least one optional help-session in an introductory biology course made higher grades, attended more lectures, and attended more labs than did students who did not attend any help-sessions. Attending...