Research Topics

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

The Heldrich Center is evaluating four diverse initiatives at Essex County College in New Jersey that are funded as part of its PBI 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 is conducting a quasi-experimental evaluation of the effect of the recitation on student grades and retention in college. For the others, the Center is conducting process evaluations using surveys, interviews, and focus groups to evaluate how well these initiatives are being implemented. (Funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s PBI Grant Program)

Education & Training
Funded By: 
U.S. Department of Education’s PBI Grant Program
black students
educational improvement
student grades
student retention
Essex County College