ERIC Number: ED022474
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jun-30
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of the Basic Skills Program, Fall Semester, 1967.
Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Kapiolani Community Coll.
This study of the Basic Skills Program (to prepare the student for enrollment in a regular course) was undertaken by the Student Service Center at the request of the Language Arts and Mathematics Departments. Its objectives were to examine (1) performance of students in the program, (2) student-measured achievement after one semester, and (3) placement criteria. The program was then evaluated for continuation or modification. The conclusions drawn were: (1) inadequate student records handicapped curriculum study and the conduct of needed research, (2) curriculum choice of low-ability students was unrealistic, indicating a need for better counseling, (3) foreign students require long-term remediation in communication skills, (4) the program did not prepare many students for regular course work, as their deficiencies were too long-standing for such a brief period of remedial instruction, (5) since the program was of doubtful value both educationally and financially, resources could be diverted to clinical analysis, more individual instruction, consultation, and assistance to occupational instructors, (6) placement criteria were valid, (7) for many students short-term vocation-technical courses were needed, requiring minimum language and mathematical skills, (8) students who benefited from the program were encouraged to transfer into suitable curriculums, and (9) curriculum study should be continuous for better use of educational and financial resources. (HH)
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Authoring Institution: Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Kapiolani Community Coll.
Identifiers: Hawaii; Hawaii (Honolulu)