Journal of Developmental Education

Articles from Vol. 41, No. 1, Fall

Building Professional Autonomy: A Way Forward in Hard Times
NADE's (National Association for Developmental Education) leadership has a long history of advocacy for our students and our profession (Saxon & Boylan, 2010). In the past 2 years alone, the board has taken a seat at the table with national partners...
Computer Based Mastery Learning in Developmental Mathematics Classrooms
The failures of remedial courses, sometimes referred to by researchers as developmental education, are well known (Clery, 2006; Vandal, 2014). According to Vandal (2014), research indicates that around 50% of all new entering postsecondary education...
Effective Evaluation of Developmental Education: A Mathematics Example
For centuries, higher education has served citizens by offering an opportunity for advancement - whether in a career, in the pursuit of learning for the sake of gaining knowledge, or in social status. Regardless of the eagerness of aswe potential learner,...
Multiple Testing Procedures: Methodological Recommendations from MDRC
MDRC has recently published a series of posts highlighting their methodological work. A post focusing on Multiple Testing Procedures may be helpful for educators' efforts to evaluate teaching and learning strategies. Using multiple statistical hypothesis...
NADE Members Respond: Improving Accelerated Developmental Mathematics Courses
The acceleration of developmental mathematics instruction is a current trend in the field of developmental education. This report on a survey of practitioners reveals the challenges in teaching accelerated models of developmental mathematics courses...
New Feature Coming to the Journal of Developmental Education
We want to hear from you!In an effort to engage professionals in the field more directly and provide a medium by which multiple responses to important questions can be circulated among colleagues, the editorial staff is initiating a new feature. The...
Proposed PROSPER Act Could Cause Colleges Financial Duress: Feedback Needed
A proposal included in the House bill to reauthorize the Higher Education Act has the potential to have a large impact on colleges' financial resources. Under the "PROSPER" Act (H.R. 4508), colleges would have to return a larger share of financial aid...
Study: More Students Are Getting a's, but SAT Scores Aren't Keeping Up
New research shows that 47 percent of high school seniors graduated last year with an "A" average-up from about 39 percent in 1998. But average SAT scores fell 24 points in that same period.The authors of the study-Michael Hurwitz of The College Board...
The Current State of Developmental Education: An Interview with Hunter R. Boylan
In a higher education career that has spanned over four decades Hunter Boylan has served as a gang control worker, a TRIO Program Director, a community college and university instructor, a learning center director, an academic advisor and counselor,...
Where Is the Fast Lane Leading Students?
In a recent issue of Inside Higher Ed, contributor John Almy contributed an opinion piece to the "views" section reflecting on the recent movement toward eliminating mandatory placement into remedial courses and/or developmental education programs at...
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