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ERIC Number: ED044111
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 11
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NOR CAL - An Impressive Achievement: A Review.
Kester, Donald L.
NOR CAL, the Northern California Research and Development Group composed of 28 California community colleges, aims at identifying problems in community colleges and alternatives for solving them. This paper is a review of the NOR CAL Attrition Project, a 3-year study of potential drop-outs in California community colleges. The purpose of the project was to develop a predictive instrument to identify potential drop-outs. Phase I of the study focused on student background characteristics as factors that predetermine attrition. During the second phase, the NOR CAL questionnaire was validated. During phase III (this year), NOR CAL representatives are attempting to utilize existing curricular and counseling programs to counteract the deficiencies of potential drop-outs. The study reveals that the low-ability, black male who has low educational goals, little parental encouragement, and a low sense of the importance of college is the one most likely to drop out. Questions arising subsequent to this study are mentioned in the NOR CAL questionnaire is included. (RC)
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Identifiers: California
Note: Speech presented at the California Junior College Association Annual Convention, San Diego, California, 1970