ERIC Number: ED023767
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Nov-15
Reference Count: 0
A Two-Year Report on the Experimental Freshman Year Program. Chapter I, Introduction.
Kibler, Robert J., Ed.
This chapter is published as the introduction to a six-chapter interim report on an experimental program at Southern Illinois University. 275 graduating high school seniors in the bottom one-third of their class were identified as high potential low achievers and admitted into the University to participate as experimental and control subjects in a special curriculum program during their freshman year. These students were randomly assigned into two experimental and two control groups. 200 university freshmen from the upper two-thirds of their graduating class were divided into two norm groups. One-half of the students in each of the six groups had composite scores on the standardized entrance examination above the mean for all freshmen entering in 1962. The other half had scores below the latter mean. Subjects in experimental Group I participated in a special core curriculum program and those in experimental Group II took part in a counseling program, received remedial instructions, and were enrolled in a number of general education courses. Control subjects in Group III had only administrative contact with the program. Various research questions related to the program and its impact are under investigation. (For other chapters of this report, see UD 005309, UD 005310, UD 006859, UD 006860, and UD 006861.) (LB)
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Authoring Institution: Southern Illinois Univ., Carbondale.
Identifiers: Experimental Freshman Year Program; Southern Illinois University