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The effect of supplemental instruction on timely graduation
College Student Journal
  • Tyler J. Bowles, Utah State University
  • Adam C. McCoy, Utah State University
  • Scott C. Bates, Utah State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2008
Abstract
Supplemental Instruction (SI) is a national program designed to aid college student learning. Many researchers have noted that analysis of the impact of the SI program on student achievement is problematic as a result of the inherent self-selection bias. We apply a sufficiently sophisticated statistical technique that controls for the self-selection problem and test the effect of student SI attendance in freshmen level courses on graduation success. Our analysis suggests that SI attendance in freshmen level courses has a statistically significant influence on graduation success. Indeed, SI attendance, everything else held constant, increases the probability of timely graduation by approximately 11%.
Citation Information
Bowles, T. J., McCoy A. C., & Bates, S. C. (2008). The effect of supplemental instruction on timely graduation. College Student Journal, 42(30), 853-859.