Measuring the Effectiveness of Developmental Writing Courses

@article{Southard2004MeasuringTE,
  title={Measuring the Effectiveness of Developmental Writing Courses},
  author={Anne Hay Southard and Jennifer K. Clay},
  journal={Community College Review},
  year={2004},
  volume={32},
  pages={39 - 50}
}
Community college developmental English students passed Composition I at a higher rate than did non-developmental students, confirming the effectiveness of developmental English courses. However, the lack of a significant relationship between placement test scores and students' grades in all writing-intensive courses raised concerns about placement. 
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