ERIC Number: ED043667
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Nov
Reference Count: 0
An Analysis of a Multidimensional Success: Measure for PSDS Students.
Spuck, Dennis W.
The Program of Special Directed Studies (PSDS) identifies persons with intellectual ability whose academic achievement, as indicated by traditional measures, is inadequate to secure admission to selective colleges. Then, through a program of supervised college courses, special services and individual tutoring, it attempts to prepare these students for a standard degree program. This study seeks to expand the concept of success, traditionally measured by grade point average, into a multidimensional measure which includes grade point average, student self-evaluation, and evaluation of students by faculty. These evaluations are compared with those of regularly enrolled students. A detailed description and analysis of the data derived from the 40 students involved in the program at the Claremont Colleges is presented. Use of this multidimensional measure of success seems to indicate the effectiveness of PSDS. (PR)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Claremont Center for Educational Opportunity, CA.
Identifiers: Claremont Colleges CA; Program of Special Directed Studies