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ERIC Number: ED012166
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Feb
Pages: 117
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AN EXPERIMENTAL PROGRAM FOR "LOW-ABILITY" STUDENTS. SECOND PROGRESS REPORT.
YOUNG, EDWIN A.
STUDENTS UNDER 22 YEARS OF AGE WITH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE ABILITY TESTS SCORES OF 39 OR LESS WERE ENROLLED IN A SPECIAL "BLOCK" PROGRAM OF ENGLISH, PSYCHOLOGY, AND SPEECH. OF 110 STUDENTS IN THE FALL OF 1964, 30 HAD A C AVERAGE OR ABOVE, 91 COMPLETED THE SEMESTER, AND 75 REENROLLED IN THE NEXT TERM. TESTS SHOWED THAT THEY WERE IN THE LOWEST QUARTILE OF THE GENERAL POPULATION IN VERBAL ABILITY AND THEIR NONVERBAL ABILITY WAS ABOUT NORMAL. THEIR JOB POTENTIAL WAS BELOW THE JUNIOR COLLEGE SEMIPROFESSIONAL LEVEL. THEY READ AT ABOUT EIGHTH-GRADE LEVEL AND HAD MAJOR ADJUSTMENT PROBLEMS. AS COMPARED WITH A CONTROL GROUP, THE BLOCK CLASS APPROACH RESULTED IN A MORE FAVORABLE ATTITUDE TOWARD THE COLLEGE, BETTER STUDENT RETENTION, AND A BETTER GPA. HOWEVER, GREAT VARIATIONS WERE NOTED IN THE GROUP. DETAILED RECOMMENDATIONS ARE GIVEN CONCERNING THE FUTURE NATURE OF THE PROGRAM. TABLES PRESENT DATA ON ABILITY, ACHIEVEMENT, STUDY HABITS, INTERESTS, AND ADJUSTMENT. A BIBLIOGRAPHY IS INCLUDED. (WO)
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Authoring Institution: Los Angeles City Coll., CA.
Identifiers: Brown Holtzman Survey Study Habits and Attitudes; California (Los Angeles); Kuder Preference Record Vocational; Mooney Problem Check List; Raven Progressive Matrices; SCHOOL AND COLLEGE ABILITY TESTS