ERIC Number: ED214166
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Evaluating Developmental English Programs in Georgia.
Presley, John W.
In 1974, the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia created the developmental studies program in response to a growing number of entering freshmen who were inadequately prepared for curricula assuming mastery of the basic skills. Early attempts to evaluate developmental programs in Georgia simply used standard survey techniques to discover the range of procedures, criteria, and designs, including the sorts of program evaluations each institution used. The first quarterly report was mailed to each institution in 1974, and was designed to provide information about the population served by the developmental program and whether the program was working. In 1975, questions were devised to measure the success of developmental studies students in subsequent coursework. Each institution was asked to compare the success rates and grade point averages of former developmental studies students and regularly placed freshmen in English, mathematics, and social science classes. Across the 33 institutions in the state, the entire developmental studies program is apparently working well, with 50 to 60% of the students completing their work and moving into freshman credit courses. (HTH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English (71st, Boston, MA, November 20-25, 1981).