OVAE: Office of Vocational and Adult Education
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  • Paths to Persistence: An Analysis of Research on Program Effectiveness at Community Colleges provides a critical analysis of the state of research on the effectiveness of four types of practices in increasing persistence and completion at community colleges. They are: 1) advising, counseling, mentoring, and orientation programs; 2) learning communities; 3) developmental education and other services for academically underprepared students; and 4) broader college-wide reform.
  • The Student Support Services Program, funded by the Department's Office of Postsecondary Education, provides funding to colleges for academic development and support services designed to increase the persistence and graduation of underserved populations.

Developmental Education 

  • Remedial Education at Degree-granting Postsecondary Institutions in Fall 2000 (2003) [downloadable files]PDF is a National Center for Education Statistics report on the program offerings, structure, participation levels, and other aspects of remedial education.

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