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ERIC Number: ED016471
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 1
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AN ANALYSIS OF THE COLLEGE PREPARATION DEVELOPMENTAL PROGRAM FOR LOW-ACHIEVING HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES AT GRAND RAPIDS JUNIOR COLLEGE.
GREGORY, MERRY ANNE
AT GRAND RAPIDS JUNIOR COLLEGE, A DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM WAS ESTABLISHED FOR ENTERING STUDENTS WITH HIGH SCHOOL GRADE AVERAGES OF 1.5 OR LESS IN ACADEMIC SUBJECTS. TO EVALUATE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THIS PROGRAM, THE AUTHOR COMPARED THE ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF THREE GROUPS--(1) A CONTROL GROUP OF LOW ACHIEVERS WHO ENROLLED IN THE COLLEGE BEFORE THE START OF THE DEVELOPMENTAL PROGRAM, (2) DEVELOPMENTAL GROUP 1, ADMITTED IN FALL 1960 IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION, AND (3) DEVELOPMENTAL GROUP 2, ADMITTED IN SPRING 1961, ONE SEMESTER AFTER HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION. THROUGH FOUR SEMESTERS OF COLLEGE WORK (IN ADDITION TO THE DEVELOPMENTAL PROGRAM), (1) RETENTION RATES IN THE EXPERIMENTAL GROUPS WERE LOWER THAN IN THE CONTROL GROUP, (2) GRADES OF THE EXPERIMENTAL GROUP STUDENTS WHO STAYED IN COLLEGE EXCEEDED THOSE OF THE CONTROL GROUP, AND (3) STUDENTS IN DEVELOPMENTAL GROUP 2 TENDED TO REMAIN IN COLLEGE LONGER AND EARN BETTER GRADES THAN DID THOSE IN GROUP 1. INTERVIEWS AT THE END OF THE DEVELOPMENTAL PROGRAM INDICATED A RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN COLLEGE SUCCESS AND NONINTELLECTIVE FACTORS SUCH AS ATTITUDES, FAMILY BACKGROUND, DEGREE OF SELF-SUPPORT, AND EDUCATIONAL GOALS. IT WAS CONCLUDED THAT THE PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHED ITS CHIEF PURPOSE, HELPING LOW ACHIEVERS RAISE THEIR GRADES. THIS DISSERTATION IS AVAILABLE AS DOCUMENT NO. 66-14,126 FOR $3.00 (MICROFILM) OR $6.80 (XEROGRAPHIC COPY) FROM UNIVERSITY MICROFILMS, INC., 313 NORTH FIRST STREET, ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, 48107. (WO)
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Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Coll. of Education.
Identifiers: MICHIGAN; Michigan (Grand Rapids)