ERIC Number: ED022436
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-May-1
Reference Count: 0
Academic Characteristics of Negro Students Enrolled at City College of San Francisco, Spring 1968.
City Coll. of San Francisco, CA.
In a study of Negro students at City College of San Francisco (CCSF) designed to ascertain their academic characteristics, ways in which they differ significantly from the general student population of the college, and types of programs that might be developed to meet their special needs, records of 285 Negro students (selected at random and representing approximately 20% of the Negro student population attending CCSF) were examined. Although there was some overlap, the mean performance of Negro students on entrance tests was lower than that of the general student population. Greater proportions of Negro students were subject to enrollment in required courses in English and arithmetic than was true of the college as a whole. Of the Negro students 60% were not achieving the expected C average, although their overall grade average was C-minus. The need for special attention to the improvement of basic academic skills was greater for Negro students than for other students at the institution. For each student in the sample were obtained data concerning his sex, high school origin, scores on SCAT and reading and English expression tests, English and arithmetic status, units attempted, units earned, grade points and grade point average. (DG)
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Authoring Institution: City Coll. of San Francisco, CA.