An early-alert system (MavCLASS) was developed and piloted in a large gateway math class with 611 freshman students to identify academically at-risk students and provide alert messages. It was found that there was significant association between the alert messages students received and their visits to the university’s tutor center. Further, the achievement of students who visited the tutor center was improving over the semester. Evidence from the study suggests that an early-alert system focused on personalized feedback from instructional staff correlates with the help-seeking behaviors of at-risk students in large gateway classes.
The Learning Assistance Review
Cai, Q., Lewis, C.L., Higdon, J. (2015). Developing and Early-Alert System to Promote Student Visits to Tutor Center. The Learning Assistance Review, 20(1), 61-72.
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Copyright © 2015 National College Learning Center Association. Reprinted with permission from The Learning Assistance Review, volume 20, issue number 1, Spring 2015, pages 61-72.
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