ERIC Number: ED203906
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Study of the Effects of the Reinstatement Process on Academically Suspended Students at Green River Community College.
Aubert, Robert G.
A study was conducted at Green River Community College (GRCC) in Washington to assess the effectiveness of policies requiring students on academic probation to formally apply for reinstatement before continuing their studies. The study's experimental group consisted of those students who were placed on academic probation during Fall 1975 and who were required to apply for reinstatement. The control group was made up of students who, during Fall 1976, would normally have been placed on probation, but, because of a computer failure, were not notified of their probation status and did not have to apply for reinstatement. Transcripts for students in both groups were analyzed to identify statistical differences between the two groups with respect to: (1) persistence into the Winter and Spring quarters; and (2) classes attempted, credits attempted, credits earned, and grade point averages earned for the Fall quarters during which the students were placed on probation and for the subsequent Winter and Spring quarters. Summary findings, which revealed no significant differences between the groups for any of these measures of academic achievement, did not support the hypothesis that GRCC's reinstatement procedure improved student performance. The study report reviews relevant literature and details statistical findings. (JP)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Green River Community College WA
Note: Ed. D. Practicum, Nova University.