ERIC Number: ED211607
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Nov
Reference Count: 0
The Evaluation of College Remedial Programs.
Smith, Jeffrey K.; And Others
The original impetus for this monograph was a grant from the New Jersey Basic Skills Council of the New Jersey Department of Higher Education to evaluate two college basic skills remedial programs (one in a four-year state college, one in a two-year community college) and to produce a handbook for conducting such evaluations. This monograph is directed at a general audience. This is not a text on conducting program evaluation; it is a list of evaluative activities. If combined with a text on evaluation which covered basic philosophical, theoretical, and design issues, this monograph would provide the "specifics" for translating generalities into the tasks which face the college basic skills program administrator who must actually conduct an evaluation. Examples used in the manuscript come from experiences in New Jersey and therefore do not provide a broad spectrum of studies geographically. At the end of this monograph is an annotated list of 32 studies conducted in colleges around the country. (Author/GK)
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Basic Skills, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Remedial Programs, Research Design, Student Placement
ERIC Clearinghouse on Tests, Measurement, and Evaluation, Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ 08541 ($8.50).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Tests/Questionnaires; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Tests, Measurement, and Evaluation, Princeton, NJ.