Journal of Developmental Education (JDE)


Most Recent Issue

Vol 42, Issue 2 - Winter 2019

Improving Algebra Success with a Utility-Value Intervention;

A Transitions Mission: Implementing a T.I.D.E.S. Model;

How Integrating Reading and Writing Supports Student Success;

Expanding Approaches for Research: Mixed Methods;

Book Review: Measuring Noncognitive Variables :Improving Admissions, Success,
and Retention for Underrepresented Students



What is The Journal of

Developmental Education (JDE)?

JDE Audience

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).

 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. Its 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.

 JDE Features


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.

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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If you would like more information from our current volume's advertisers, please fill out a Reader Service Card and submit your information.


Various Informational Links

 We encourage scholarly submissions to our Journal. To help authors with their submissioins, we have created Author Guidelines and a checklist for submissions of manuscripts to the Journal. 

For electronic submissions, prepare documents according to our Guidelines and when you are ready to submit, simply attach the required files to an email directed to Angie TurrisiPlease make sure you use "New Manuscript Submission" in the subject line.

It may be helpful to review the article Advice for Novice Researchers Who Wish to Publish Their Results before submitting a manuscript for review.

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

Index of All Volumes

Micro and Macro Theme Tables 

Board of Editors

 Publication schedule and subscription length

Some of our Outstanding Articles:

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

Approximate mailing dates for issues are September 1, November 15, and January 25. Subscriptions are available on a one- or two-year basis. 

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 Educatio

Questions? Comments?  

 Barbara Calderwood

Assistant Director for Publications

Ph- 828-262-6101

Editing questions/manuscript topics/advertising

Angie Turrisi

Office Manager for Publications

Ph- 828-262-2876

Subscription/back issue information/manuscript submission

Journal of Developmental Education
National Center for Developmental Education
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Post Office Box 32098
Boone, North Carolina 28608-2098
Fax: (828) 262-7183 

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