ERIC Number: ED027003
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Nov
Reference Count: 0
A Follow-Up Study of the Entering Freshman Class, Fall, 1964.
The purposes of this, the third followup study at Los Angeles Valley College were as follows: (1) to provide descriptive information about a stratified random sample of 1,234 entering freshmen, Fall 1964, with respect to persistence, graduation, probation, disqualification, and achievement over a 3-year period; (2) to ascertain information from this sample about current employment status and feelings about the institution; and (3) to provide data to assist instructors in relating course objectives to students, to provide feedback to counselors, and to provide data for administrative decision making. Specific information sought by questionnaire concerned the: (1) academic performance of entering freshmen; (2) number of students remaining each semester; (3) reasons for dropping out; (4) extent to which dropouts return to school during the 3-year period; (5) jobs ex-students obtain, and the usefulness of the college preparation for these jobs; (6) attendance patterns of transfer and terminal students; and (7) ideas students have for improving the college program. Data from the 43% response to the questionnaire are presented and summarized, and recommendations are made with implications for improved instruction and counseling. (MC)
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Authoring Institution: Los Angeles Valley Coll., Van Nuys, CA.