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ERIC Number: EJ817000
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0146-3934
The Effect of Supplemental Instruction on Timely Graduation
Bowles, Tyler J.; McCoy, Adam C.; Bates, Scott
College Student Journal, v42 n3 p853-859 Sep 2008
Supplemental Instruction (SI) is a national program designed to aid college student learning. Many researchers have noted that analysis of the impact of the SI program on student achievement is problematic as a result of the inherent self-selection bias. We apply a sufficiently sophisticated statistical technique that controls for the self-selection problem and test the effect of student SI attendance in freshmen level courses on graduation success. Our analysis suggests that SI attendance in freshmen level courses has a statistically significant influence on graduation success. Indeed, SI attendance, everything else held constant, increases the probability of timely graduation by approximately 11%. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Utah
What Works Clearinghouse Reviewed: Does Not Meet Evidence Standards