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ERIC Number: ED010120
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Jun
Pages: 51
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Reference Count: 0
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PREP--A PROGRAM FOR RECOVERING AND EXTENDING ACADEMIC POTENTIAL FOR HIGH SCHOOL UNDERACHIEVERS SEEKING ENTRANCE AT A REGIONAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE.
SHEA, J. J.
THIS PROJECT WAS TO DETERMINE--(1) THE EFFECTIVENESS OF A SUMMER REMEDIAL PROGRAM IN PREPARING UNDERACHIEVING HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES FOR SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THE FIRST SEMESTER OF A 2-YEAR TERMINAL JUNIOR COLLEGE PROGRAM, AND (2) IF VOCATIONAL-PERSONAL COUNSELING HAS A DIFFERENTIATING EFFECT IN THEIR ACHIEVEMENT OF THAT GOAL. FORTY SUBJECTS WERE SELECTED WHO FAILED TO MEET NORMAL COLLEGE ADMISSION CRITERIA. A 7-WEEK REMEDIAL TREATMENT PROGRAM WAS ADMINISTERED, AFTER WHICH ALL SUBJECTS WERE ENROLLED IN A JUNIOR COLLEGE. PRE- AND POST-REMEDIATION TEST INFORMATION WAS COLLECTED. TWENTY STUDENTS WERE SELECTED FOR COUNSELING. EFFECTS OF THE PROGRAM WERE EVALUATED IN TERMS OF ACADEMIC GROWTH. STATISTICAL ANALYSIS OF DATA INDICATED THAT THE REMEDIAL PROGRAM WAS A CAUSATIVE FACTOR IN UPGRADING STUDENT SCORES ON THE LORGE-THORNDIKE TEST OF INTELLIGENCE, THE DAVIS READING TEST, AND THE SCHOLASTIC APTITUDE TEST. PERFORMANCE WAS NOT AFFECTED BY VOCATIONAL COUNSELING. ONLY 40 PERCENT OF THE PARTICIPANTS HAD FAILED BY THE END OF THE FIRST SEMESTER, WHEREAS BASED UPON ADMISSION CRITERIA, NONE OF THESE SHOULD HAVE SUCCEEDED. (HC)
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Authoring Institution: Greenfield Community Coll., MA.
Identifiers: DAVIS READING TEST; Lorge Thorndike Intelligence Tests; Massachusetts (Greenfield); SCHOLASTIC APTITUDE TEST