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Improving student retention and achievement: what do we know and what do we need to find out?

Martinez, Paul, Learning and Skills Development Agency (LSDA), corp creator. (2001) Improving student retention and achievement: what do we know and what do we need to find out? [ LSDA reports ]

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Abstract

Why do some students in post-compulsory education abandon courses? And why do others not achieve their full potential? What can colleges do to improve student retention and achievement? This report reviews the research done to date. Research about retention and achievement is examined under headings such as student motivation and decision-making, demographic factors, college-related issues, and advice and guidance. The review refers to previously inaccessible research, including unpublished reports from conferences and internal reports from institutions. In conclusion, priorities for future research and its application are identified.

Item Type: Document from Web
Publisher: Learning and Skills Development Agency
Series Name: LSDA reports
Depositing User: Editor (2)
Date Deposited: 26 Jul 2011 09:13
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2012 18:41
URI: http://dera.ioe.ac.uk/id/eprint/4007
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