ERIC Number: ED157587
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Results of Second Assessment Study of Developmental Education Programs in Ohio.
Romoser, Richard C.
As the second assessment study of developmental education programs at state-assisted higher education institutions, this 1978 study reviews reports from 27 of 57 programs receiving funds from the Ohio legislature. Reports dealing with attitudes and opinions of the programs indicated that the responses of the majority of students were strongly positive, probably due to significant improvements in basic skills. Several colleges reported modifying their programs according to student reaction and had better outcomes after making changes. Reports dealing with achievement of course objectives used a variety of measurements, yet most cited student performance improvement associated with participation in developmental services. These reports investigated student improvement in math, reading, and/or English. Math and reading skill improvements were significant for each program, with some English students increasing reading skills by two grade levels. Reports classified as follow-up studies indicated that students who had participated in developmental programs tended to do well once enrolled in regular courses, compared favorably in retention with regular students, and adjusted more easily to regular courses than non-developmental students. Summaries of all 27 reports, a list of the members of the governing subcommittee, and copies of each report are included. (TR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Prepared for the Ohio State-wide Advisory Committee on Developmental Education