Promising Practices in Developmental Education. This publication is devoted to the dissemination of promising practices and is dedicated to the faculty, staff, and administrators in the field of developmental education.
Michael C, McConnell (editor), TX DEPCO, Texas State University, 2017. Monograph.
Assessing the Effect of Corequisite English Instruction Using a Randomized Controlled Trial. This report from the network's RAND/AIR team examines the impact of corequisite remediation on students underprepared in reading and writing and whether corequisites have differential impacts on students with different characteristics. We examine the short-term impacts of three different approaches to corequisite remediation that were implemented at five large urban community colleges in Texas, and we explore whether corequisites have differential impacts on students with different characteristics.
College Completion Network. May 2020.
Accelerated Developmental Reading and Writing Coursework and Student Preparedness for College-level Reading-intensive and Writing-intensive Courses in Texas Community Colleges This project examined the effects of a state-wide curricular shift in developmental education course offerings on student success in college level courses at public community colleges in Texas. Specifically, it evaluated the efficacy of accelerated developmental integrated reading and writing (INRW) courses compared to non-accelerated, separate developmental reading and developmental writing courses in terms of the key metric of students passing their first reading- or writing intensive college-level course.
Education Research Center, University of Texas. February 2018.
Reforming English Pathways at California’s Community Colleges. In this report, we focus on reforms to developmental English pathways at California’s community colleges. We examine different approaches to reform and their prevalence, and present new evidence on the effectiveness of one of the most common reforms, one-semester acceleration.
ACLT 052: Academic Literacy--An Integrated, Accelerated Model for Developmental Reading and Writing This article outlines ACLT 052, an integrated, accelerated developmental reading and writing course that emphasizes critical thinking. Using an academic literacy model, this course allows students to sharpen their college -level literacy skills, while also addressing the affective barriers to their academic success. The specifics of the curricular, pedagogical and assessment practices of the course are provided, along with data demonstrating the positive impact it is having on student success.
Sharon M. Hayes and Jeanine L. Williams, NADE Digest article, 2016.
Best Practices and Challenges in Integrated Reading and Writing, Part 1 [TexShare Login Required] The purpose of this study was to learn about the challenges and preferred strategies for teaching Integrated Reading and Writing (IRW) firsthand, from the instructors charged with developing and delivering these courses. The information was collected from participants in a professional development event hosted by the National Association for Developmental Education (NADE).
D. Patrick Saxon, Nara M. Martirosyan, & Nicholas T. Vick., Journal of Developmental Education, 2016.
Best Practices and Challenges inIntegrated Reading and W riting: A Survey ofField Professionals, Part 2 This is the second of a two-part column that reports the results of a qualitative study of instructors and their implementation of Integrated Reading and Writing (IRW) courses. The study participants include members of the National Association for Developmental Education (NADE) and had attended an IRW professional development event at the NADE 2015 annual conference. A listing and discussion of the most popular strategies applied in teaching IRW courses are described here along with some general discussion and conclusions.
Saxon, D. P., Martirosyan, N. M., & Vick, N. T, Journal of Developmental Education, 2016
Contextualizing Developmental Reading through Information Literacy This study focused on a redesigned reading program that integrated project-based activities through the contextualization of reading and information literacy strategies using library databases. Students completing the new reading curriculum were compared to students who had completed a traditional reading curriculum to assess for differences in information literacy and reading skills, course completion, persistence, and gateway course registration. Students in the contextualized reading curriculum outperformed students in the textbook curriculum on information literacy skills, and both groups grew in reading strategies.
Zimmerer, Mary; Skidmore, Susan Troncoso; Chuppa-Cornell, Kim; Sindel-Arrington, Tricia; Beilman, Janelle, Journal of Developmental Education, 2018.
Experiences of faculty of paired developmental integrated reading and writing and college composition courses at a south Texas community college The study specifically explored faculty perceptions of the effectiveness, benefits and challenges, and institutional support of the pairing of developmental INRW and ENGL 1301.
Marissa Guerrero-Longoria, Dissertation - Texas Tech University, 2017.
From “Additive” to “Integrative”: Experiences of FacultyTeaching Developmental Integrated Reading and Writing Courses. This paper documents the perceptions and experiences of faculty members in the midst of statewide reform efforts in Virginia and North Carolina to integrate developmental reading and writing courses. Using interview and focus group data from 161 faculty and administrators in both states (combined) as well as three detailed case studies of faculty teaching newly integrated courses, we describe how departments and faculty approached the task of course integration.
Susan Bickerstaff, Julia Raufman, Community College Research Center, 2017.
Instructional Approaches in Developmental English. The purpose of this phenomenological study was to explore faculty perceptions of teaching in developmental English classes, specifically Developmental Reading and English (DRE) classes. Participants reported experiences in their classrooms, offered reflections on teaching DRE courses, and provided insight into their instructional approaches in the classroom. The following central research question (Creswell, 2013) guided the research process for this study. What instructional approaches do developmental faculty in DRE English classes perceive to be most effective in supporting student learning?
Nicholas T. Vick, Research in Developmental Education article, 2015.
How Integrating Reading and Writing Supports Student Success [TexShare Login Required] The traditional remedial, stand-alone reading and writing courses at one community college were redesigned to create a single integrated reading and writing developmental course (IRW). Unlike a truly accelerated course, this IRW course combined two courses at the same level and therefore highlights the impact of integrating reading and writing. Data show that students in the IRW class were more successful than students in traditional remedial classes, both in developmental and in transfer English.
Kuehner, A. V., & Hurley, J., Journal of Developmental Education, 2019.
Integrating Metacognition into a Developmental Reading and Writing Course to Promote Skill Transfer: An Examination of Student Perceptions and Experiences [TexShare Login Required] The article discusses a study which examined the experiences and perceptions of students at a college in New York City who were enrolled in an integrated reading and writing course designed to help them connect the literacy skills they learned in the course to other contexts. Topics covered include a literature review on the ways students perceive learning, the role that metacognitive skill and strategy instruction play in the courses, and how students view writing as a process.
Pacello, James, Journal of College Reading & Learning, 2014.
Reading, writing, and assistive technology: an integrated developmental curriculum for college students This article explains how a combination of sound instructional strategies for improving reading comprehension, accuracy, fluency, and writing with assistive technology helped students make gains beyond what they had achieved previously.
Ellen U. Engstrom, 2005.
Integrating Reading and Writing Instruction in an Accelerated Curriculum: An Interview with Katie Hern, Hern speaks nationally on remediation reform and integrated reading and writing. Her publications focus on the need to rethink placement, design principles for teaching accelerated English and math, pedagogy for integrated reading and writing, and the equity imperative of transforming remediation.
Norman A. Stahl, The Journal of Higher Education article, 2017.
Reading, Writing, and English Course Pathways when Developmental Education is Optional: Course Enrollment and Success for Underprepared First-time-in-College Students This study focuses on exempt students—those who had the option to bypass developmental education—who were also underprepared, and their initial course selection and subsequent success in their gateway (introductory college-level) English course.
Chenoa S. Woods, Toby Park, Shouping Hu, Tamara Betrand Jone, Community College Review, 2018.
Research-Based Integrated Reading and Writing Course Development The Integrated Reading and Writing course researched, created, taught, and revised for the practicum was demonstrably successful in the context where it was offered, with the course passage rates of the first two semesters (75% and 82%, respectively) climbing to almost twice those of the separate developmental reading and developmental writing passage rates of the previous academic year (43%).
Calisa A. Pierce, JOURNAL of DEVELOPMENTAL EDUCATION, 2017.
Student Response to a Corequisite Pilot Program: A Retrospective. This retrospective article presents the results of a pilot study on student perceptions of a corequisite model for developmental writing. Qualitative survey data was collected at the beginning, middle, and end of Fall 2013 at a large public university in central Texas. The major implication of this study is the importance of including student voices in the implementation of models for developmental education.
Threadgill, E. J., Journal of College Academic Support. 2018.
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Hippocampus HippoCampus.org is a free, core academic web site that delivers rich multimedia content--videos, animations, and simulations--on general education subjects to middle-school and high-school teachers and college professors, and their students, free of charge. Teachers project HippoCampus content during classroom learning and assign it for computer labs and homework. Students use the site in the evenings for study and exam prep. Users do not need to register or log in to use the site.
Merlot Pedagogy Community Portal OER The MERLOT Pedagogy Portal is designed to help you learn about the variety of instructional strategies and issues that could help you become a better teacher. The resources you’ll find in the Pedagogy Portal should apply to teaching a variety of disciplines.
Ann Palmer and Julie Wauchope, Austin Community College.
ModelsINRW 0302/ BCIS (Fall 2018)Dr. Lynnda Shields and INRW 0302/Sociology 101 (Fall 2018)Professor Patience Ogedegbe, San Jacinto College, 2018.