Evaluation of Essex County College’s Predominantly Black Institutions Formula Grant

January 1, 2009

Evaluations of initiatives at Essex County College.

The Heldrich Center evaluated four diverse initiatives at Essex County College in New Jersey that were funded as part of its Predominantly Black Institutions formula grant: recitation sections for math, a learning community in English and math for remedial students, instruction of professors in how to use computer software to improve instruction in mathematics, and a college preparatory program for individuals who have dropped out of high school. For the mathematics recitation, the center conducted a quasi-experimental evaluation of the effect of the recitation on student grades and retention in college. For the others, the center conducted process evaluations using surveys, interviews, and focus groups to evaluate how well these initiatives were being implemented.

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U.S. Department of Education’s Predominantly Black Institutions Grant Program