The Effects Of A Developmental Boot Camp

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This research study examines the effects of a developmental “boot-camp” on the standardized placement test scores of students enrolling in a community college. A developmental boot-camp is described as an online learning environment in which participants work at their own pace to refresh and enhance their skills in math, English, and writing in order to increase their placement scores and possibly place out of developmental community college classes. A community college in North Carolina implemented a developmental tutoring course in an attempt to raise placement test scores and place students into college-level courses (Hill, 2012, p. 2). The researcher proposed two research questions, each with multiple hypothesis.
First, Heather Hill wanted to assess the effect of the developmental boot camp on the students’ performance on the ASSET placement test. She hypothesized that students completing the developmental math numerical boot camp would score significantly higher on the ASSET placement test than those who did not complete the developmental math numerical boot camp; the students would score significantly higher on the ASSET placement test than those students not completing the developmental math algebra boot camp; and those completing the developmental English boot camp would score higher on the ASSET placement test than those who did not complete the developmental English boot camp (3-4). The second research question focused on the effect of the developmental…

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