Summer bridge to nowhere

“Summer bridge” programs try to help poorly prepared students learn academic skills and “college knowledge” before they start college.  However, a two-year study in Texas found that after a few semesters, bridge participants did no better than similar students who didn’t participate.

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  1. Not surprising. I wonder how long it will take before my CC figures this out?

  2. But these programs did make money for the school, right?

  3. Next week, a corporate sponsored study showing for-profit summer programs do a great job.

  4. An eery similarity to the results from Headstart–I’m going with the Hawthorne Effect.