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ERIC Number: ED019956
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 42
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A STUDY OF ACADEMIC SUCCESS OF COLLEGE READINESS STUDENTS AT THE COLLEGE OF SAN MATEO.
PEARCE, FRANK C.
THE COLLEGE READINESS PROGRAM AT THE COLLEGE OF SAN MATEO, CALIFORNIA, WAS DESIGNED TO INTEGRATE MINORITY YOUTH INTO THE COLLEGE AND THE COMMUNITY. A STUDY OF STUDENTS WHO HAD ENROLLED IN THE PROGRAM SINCE ITS BEGINNING IN 1966 INCLUDED THESE OBSERVATIONS--(1) 95 PERCENT WERE NEGROES, (2) ALTHOUGH 40 PERCENT HAD NOT CHOSEN A MAJOR, ACADEMIC OR TRANSFER GOALS ACCOUNTED FOR 90 PERCENT OF THE MAJORS NAMED, (3) SCORES ON ENTRANCE EXAMINATIONS WERE NOT VALID PREDICTORS OF GRADES FOR THESE STUDENTS, (4) THERE WAS LITTLE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE STUDENTS' HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE GRADES, WHICH WERE USUALLY IN THE RANGE OF C OR D, (5) 40 PERCENT WOULD HAVE QUALIFIED FOR ACADEMIC PROBATION IF THE COLLEGE HAD SUCH A STATUS, (6) A STUDENT'S GRADES IN THE SUMMER PRIOR TO HIS FIRST REGULAR SESSION WERE HIGHER THAN IN SUBSEQUENT REGULAR TERMS, AND (7) ACHIEVEMENT IN ENGLISH CLASSES WAS LOWER THAN THAT OF THE STUDENT BODY AS A WHOLE. THE AUTHOR CONCLUDED THAT THE PROGRAM WAS MEETING A SIGNIFICANT NEED, BUT THAT THE COLLEGE'S COMMITMENT OF RESOURCES IS INADEQUATE. (HH)
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Authoring Institution: San Mateo Coll., CA.
Identifiers: College of San Mateo CA