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The Impact of Learning Communities on the Transition From Remedial to College-Level Math and English: Outcomes From a Two-Year Asian American Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI)

Sat, April 9, 10:35am to 12:05pm, Convention Center, Floor: Level Two, Exhibit Hall D Section D


Over half of all students who enroll in community college are in need of remediation (Bailey, Jeong, & Cho, 2010). Students who take at least one remedial course in community college are less likely to transfer and earn a degree (Bailey, 2009). This study examines the impact of a federally-funded learning community (LC) on the educational outcomes of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) students in developmental education. A value-added framework guided the use of propensity score matching techniques to attempt to isolate the added value of participating in this LC. Results show students in the LC were more likely to transition from developmental to college-level English and earn associate degrees than comparable students not in a LC.