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ERIC Number: ED156254
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Pages: 39
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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High-Risk Students in a Community College Developmental Studies Program: Predictors for Academic Success.
Henard, Kay Fields; Byrd, R. Eugene
Since the developmental studies program at Amarillo College began in 1974, continuing efforts have been made to assess the characteristics, attitudes, motivations and goals of the high-risk students in the program, which was designed to build self-concept and improve reading, English, math and study skills. Over the three years of the study, students have tended to be older than regular students, more frequently male, Anglo-American, single, non-military, and employed. The majority have had high school diplomas or equivalencies and 55% aspired to associate degrees or higher. Although over 80% since 1974 intended to continue their education, their confidence in completing their education has fallen from 42% "very sure" in l974 to 16% in 1976. The majority have aimed at professional to semi-professional jobs. A sample of 79 high-risk students were traced from enrollment in fall 1975 to spring 1977. Only 27 remained enrolled, carrying an average 12.6 hours per semester with a mean grade point of 2.69. The total hours earned averaged 49.4. The performance of students in English classes was also studied. Student evaluations of the program, study implications and future research efforts are discussed. A bibliography is appended. (TR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers: Amarillo College TX
Note: Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting (New York, New York, 1977)