ERIC Number: ED041581
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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Research and Compensatory Education: What Are We Doing?
Florida Community Junior Coll. Inter-institutional Research Council, Gainesville.
Studies and characteristics of compensatory education programs at two Florida junior colleges are described in this report. A study at Miami-Dade Junior College dealt with a program designed to teach the bottom 10 per cent of students as indicated by scores on the Florida Twelfth Grade Test. Experimental group students participated in a remedial program (which emphasized the social sciences and humanities), while control group students attended regular courses. Criterion measures were first- and second-semester GPA's, the Nelson-Denny Reading Test, attrition rate, and second-semester course success. Results indicated comparable performance on all measures by each group. Another study at Miami-Dade was conducted simultaneously with a Florida Task Force on Testing investigation involved with describing the underprepared student and differentiation among students in the Florida junior college program. The Miami-Dade study supported the Task Force finding that a large number of underprepared students have some psychological disturbances, and that a number of those surveyed had some type of organic impairment. At North Florida Junior College, a Guided Studies Program was developed for those who scored lower than 100 on the Florida Twelfth Grade Test. Courses taken in this remedial program emphasized reading, word study, and attitude improvement. About 70 per cent of those successfully completing the program have performed satisfactorily in university-parallel courses. (JO)
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Authoring Institution: Florida Community Junior Coll. Inter-institutional Research Council, Gainesville.
Note: Proceedings of a workshop sponsored by the Florida Community Junior College Inter-institutional Research Council at the annual meeting of the Florida Educational Research Association, Jacksonville, Florida, Jan. 1970