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ERIC Number: ED013067
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Feb
Pages: 6
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Reference Count: 0
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FOLLOW-UPS OF THE JUNIOR COLLEGE TRANSFER STUDENT.
ROUECHE, JOHN E.
A SURVEY OF 24 STUDIES RECEIVED AT THE CLEARINGHOUSE DEALING WITH SUCCESS ACHIEVED BY THE TRANSFER STUDENT LEADS TO THE FOLLOWING CONCLUSIONS--(1) STUDENTS TYPICALLY EXPERIENCE A LOWER GRADE-POINT AVERAGE DURING THE FIRST SEMESTER FOLLOWING TRANSFER, (2) IN MOST CASES RECOVERY OF MARKS DURING SUBSEQUENT SEMESTERS CAN BE NOTED, AND (3) GRADE POINT AVERAGES IMPROVE WITH EACH SUCCESSIVE SEMESTER AT THE SENIOR INSTITUTION. SURVEYS OF THE LITERATURE DETERMINED THAT TRANSFER STUDENTS' MARKS ARE LOWER THAN THE AVERAGE GRADES MADE BY STUDENTS WHO ENTERED SENIOR INSTITUTIONS AS FRESHMEN, THAT THE TRANSFER STUDENT IS LESS LIKELY THAN THE NATIVE TO GRADUATE, AND THAT THE TRANSFER STUDENT WHO DOES GRADUATE TAKES LONGER TO REACH THE BACCALAUREATE THAN DOES THE COMPARABLE NATIVE STUDENT. WITH REGARD TO METHODOLOGY AND QUALITY OF THE STUDIES THEMSELVES--(1) THE STUDIES ARE FOR THE MOST PART BASED ON COMPILATIONS OF GRADE-POINT RECORDS AND AS SUCH DO NOT LEND INSIGHT INTO REASONS FOR SUCCESS OR FAILURE OF THE TRANSFER STUDENTS, AND (2) THEY DO NOT ATTEMPT TO DRAW INFERENCES, CONCLUSIONS, OR RECOMMENDATIONS FOR MODIFYING JUNIOR COLLEGE OFFERINGS IN THE LIGHT OF THEIR FINDINGS. (BIBLIOGRAPHY OF STUDIES INCLUDED IN THE SUMMARY IS APPENDED.) THIS ARTICLE WAS PUBLISHED IN "JUNIOR COLLEGE RESEARCH REVIEW," VOLUME 1, NUMBER 1, FEBRUARY 1967. (AL)
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Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Junior Colleges, Los Angeles, CA.
Identifiers: ERIC Clearinghouse for Junior Colleges