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Keflezighi, Fnann; Sebahari, Levi; Wood, J. Luke – Research & Practice in Assessment, 2016
It is difficult to assess the effectiveness of community college initiatives serving men of color when there is a lack of understanding of the nature of the programming taking place. The purpose of this study was to understand the funding streams, interventions, and objectives of programs serving men of color in the community college. This study…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Programs, African American Students, Males
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Ariovich, Laura; Walker, Sadé A. – Research & Practice in Assessment, 2014
Higher education institutions have taken to redesigning high-enrollment, introductory courses to improve student learning outcomes, student success, and degree completion. This paper presents findings from the assessment of course redesign by focusing on the case of developmental math at a large community college. The college adopted…
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Higher Education, Remedial Mathematics
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Weiner, Lauren; Bresciani, Marilee J. – Research & Practice in Assessment, 2011
The researchers explored whether implementation of a systematic outcomes-based assessment process is necessary for demonstrating quality in service learning programs at a two-year and a four-year institution. The findings revealed that Western Community College and the University of the Coast maintained quality service-learning programs, which met…
Descriptors: College Outcomes Assessment, Service Learning, Educational Quality, Case Studies
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Blaylock, Reginald S.; Bresciani, Marilee J. – Research & Practice in Assessment, 2011
The state's educational systems must collaborate together to enable transfer students to gain the necessary skills that support degree completion strategies. Given the current economic state, an investment in California community college transfer students in order to provide the best possible university transition would seem wise and fiscally…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, College Transfer Students, Transfer Programs
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Thelk, Amy – Research & Practice in Assessment, 2008
Differential Item Functioning (DIF) occurs when there is a greater probability of solving an item based on group membership after controlling for ability. Following administration of a 50-item scientific and quantitative reasoning exam to 286 two-year and 1174 four-year students, items were evaluated for DIF. Two-year students performed…
Descriptors: Test Bias, Probability, Test Items, Student Evaluation