Journal of Developmental Education (JDE)


What is The Journal of Developmental Education?

The Journal of Developmental Education (JDE) strives to address the growing need for information, research, and news of the field and to achieve the widest possible dissemination of this information. The JDE is published for YOU - the developmental educator seeking avenues to expand your professional knowledge and expertise in the field. 

The JDE is the official publication of the National Organization for Student Success (NOSS)-  the largest professional association for developmental educators (previously called NADE).


Vol 43, Issue 3 - Spring 2020

Increasing College-Readiness: Accelerated Learning Programs for High-School Students 

Supporting Success: Learning Assistance for Adult-Arrival Immigrant Students

Ideas in Practice: A Modified FOCUS Model

Expanding Approaches for Research: Seeing is Natural. Observation is Learned. 

NADE/NOSS Members Respond: What’s In a Name? Part 2

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JDE Features

JDE Audience

Developments - Keeps the developmental educator abreast of the latest news from across the nation affecting the postsecondary developmental education community through a series of short reports.

Ideas in Practice - Details original and innovative classroom methods and teaching techniques for the practitioner.

For Your Information - Lists upcoming conferences, workshops, and meetings of interest to readers.

JDE readers include faculty members, administrative officers, academic officers, and many other professionals concerned with educating academically at-risk college students.

The JDE is published as a forum for educators concerned with the practice, theory, research, and news of the postsecondary developmental and remedial community.

Content focuses on basic skills education and includes topics such as developmental writing, developmental mathematics, reading, tutoring, assessment and placement, and program evaluation.

Emphasis is placed on manuscripts that relate education theory to practical teaching and learning, expand current knowledge, or clearly demonstrate impact on the field.

The JDE is published three times each academic year in the Fall, Winter, and Spring by the National Center for Developmental Education. 

Subscriptions are available on a one- or two-year basis.


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The Journal continues to be the leading scholarly journal in its field.  Our current circulation is approximately 4,000 subscribers in all 50 states and 12 foreign countries

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Some of our Outstanding Articles:

Vol 40, Issue 1 - (Fall, 2016) Boredom: That Which Shall not be Named

Vol 39, Issue 2 - (Winter 2016) Acceleration and Compression in Developmental Mathematics: Faculty Viewpoints

Vol 38, Issue 2 - (Winter 2015) Armstrong, Stahl, and Kantner-Investigating Academic Literacy Expectations: 

Vol 37, Issue 3 - (Spring 2014) Saxon and Morante Effective Student Assessment and Placement

Vol 36, Issue 1 - (Fall 2012) Goudas & Boylan-Addressing Flawed Research in Developmental Education



Micro and Macro Theme Tables 

Table of Contents and Abstracts from the 10 most recent volumes of the Journal of Developmental Education 


Catalog of Interviews spanning nearly 40 years of The Journals History

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Index of All Volumes

Board of Editors




 Barbara Calderwood

Director of Publications

Ph- 828-262-6101

Editing questions/manuscript topics/advertising

Amanda Rogers

Acting Publications Office Manager 

Ph- 828-262-2876

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Journal of Developmental Education
National Center for Developmental Education
ASU Box 32098
Boone, North Carolina 28608-2098

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