School of Education
Doctor of Education (EdD)
Gary W Kuhne
Primary Subject Area
Mathematics; Education, General; Education, Mathematics; Education, Tests and Measurements; Education, Language and Literature
Developmental English, Developmental math, Placement test
Curriculum and Instruction | Education | Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research | Liberal Studies | Science and Mathematics Education
Hill, Heather, "Effects of a Developmental Boot Camp: Improving Student Performance on a College Placement Test" (2012). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 523.
Nationwide, students are entering college unprepared for college-level work. Recent high school graduates are placing into developmental courses at an alarming rate. The purpose of this research study is to examine the effect of a developmental boot camp on standardized placement test scores of students enrolling at a community college in North Carolina. The study has a quasi-experimental non-equivalent control group design. Collected data will include participants' scores on the pretest and posttest placement test. A control group of eligible students who chose not to participate will be posttested for comparison. Instruments include ASSET® placement test and Computer-Adaptive Placement Assessment and Support System. Results showed an improvement in numerical and algebra scores but no significant change in English scores.