From The Chronicle:
A Close-Up Look at Student CoachingMarch 9, 2011, 10:35 pmIn recent years, various two- and four-year colleges have incorporated personalized coaches into their retention strategies. But how well does “success” coaching work?
A new independent study <by Eric Bettinger and Rachel Baker> finds that students who received coaching were considerably more likely to stay enrolled—and to graduate—than students who did not get such help. Moreover, the study found that one-on-one coaching was a cost-effective strategy......
The full report is available online at http://www.nber.org/papers/w16881.
I'd like to see some research on how one-on-one coaching affects course completion rates for students enrolled in developmental math and English courses.