ERIC Number: ED201717
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jul-30
Reference Count: 0
Factors Associated With Successful Completion of a College Compensatory Program or Program Evaluation May Lead to "Bad" News. Draft.
Hawkins, Joseph A., Jr.
This paper examines Howard University's Center for Academic Reinforcement (CAR), which provides college compensatory education to underprepared students. Research findings from CAR and the academic and non-academic factors related to students' successful completion of the program are discussed. The research findings reported include: (1) the degree to which Scholastic Aptitude Tests predict performance in CAR; (2) the role of class attendance and learning laboratories; (3) the relationship between self-concept and academic achievement of the CAR student; and (4) the value of special summer program. The paper concludes with a general evaluation of the program, and points to some of the lessons to be learned from the program. (APM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Montgomery County Public Schools, Rockville, MD. Dept. of Educational Accountability.
Identifiers: Howard University DC; McGraw Hill Basic Skills System Reading Test; Scholastic Aptitude Test