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ERIC Number: ED011384
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 19
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Reference Count: 0
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A REPORT ON THE LOW ABILITY STUDENT AT MIRACOSTA COLLEGE. STUDENT PERSONNEL STUDIES, SECTION G.
Mira Costa Coll., Oceanside, CA.
ADMINISTRATORS HAVE ACCEPTED THE REMEDIAL PROGRAM AS A LEGITIMATE FUNCTION OF JUNIOR COLLEGES. IN THE FALL OF 1964, MIRACOSTA COLLEGE IMPLEMENTED A THREE-TRACK PROGRAM CONSISTING OF (1) A REMEDIAL PROGRAM IN WHICH STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO TAKE REMEDIAL COURSES AND TO LIMIT COURSE SELECTION, (2) AN "UNREALISTIC TRANSFER" PROGRAM IN WHICH STUDENTS ARE STRONGLY RECOMMENDED TO TAKE REMEDIAL COURSES AND TO LIMIT COURSE SELECTION, AND (3) THE TRANSFER PROGRAM IN WHICH STUDENTS ARE FREE TO SELECT ANY COURSE. STUDENTS ARE ASSIGNED TO TRACKS ON THE BASIS OF THEIR AMERICAN COLLEGE TEST ENGLISH SCORE, THE NELSON-DENNY READING TEST SCORE, AND HIGH SCHOOL GRADES. TO EVALUATE THE REMEDIAL PROGRAM, THE PERFORMANCE OF A CONTROL GROUP OF 35 REMEDIAL LEVEL STUDENTS WHO ENTERED MIRACOSTA COLLEGE BEFORE THE REMEDIAL PROGRAM WAS BEGUN, WAS COMPARED WITH THE PERFORMANCE OF AN EXPERIMENTAL GROUP OF 38 REMEDIAL LEVEL STUDENTS WHO ENTERED THE REMEDIAL PROGRAM. THE COMPARISON WAS BASED UPON THE STUDENTS' COLLEGE ACADEMIC RECORDS, THE AVERAGE NUMBER OF SEMESTERS EACH GROUP PERSISTED IN COLLEGE, AND THE LENGTH OF COLLEGE TRAINING AS COMPARED TO THE HIGH SCHOOL GRADE POINT AVERAGE. THE CONCLUSIONS, TABULAR DATA FOR THIS RESEARCH PROJECT, AND AN EVALUATION OF THE THREE-TRACK PROGRAM ARE PRESENTED. (PS)
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Authoring Institution: Mira Costa Coll., Oceanside, CA.
Identifiers: ACT Assessment; California (Oceanside); NELSON DENNY READING TEST