Jill Keller

Advancing Student Success with Competency Points: Elevating Engagement and Motivation in English Composition Students.

My research paper evaluated how a method of intervention - "Competency Points"(CPs) - increases student success by enhancing engagement and motivation in Community College English Composition students. In 2005 I introduced Competency Points in my English Composition 1 classes, and began tracking how engaged and motivated students were to succeed as revealed by the following five indices: course completion rate, number of completed essays , frequency of class attendance and class participation, and completion of homework reading assignments. Students showed marked improvement in the first four, and marginal improvement in the fifth, of these variables.

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