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ERIC Number: ED221247
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Oct-1
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Developmental and Remedial Education: A Survey of AACJC [American Association of Community and Junior Colleges] Members, 1981.
Campbell, Ronald
Although Monroe County Community College (MCCC) has been concerned about students with academic deficiencies since its founding in 1964, attempts to address this problem have been unsuccessful. Remedial courses, offered between 1965 and 1969, were discontinued due to lack of enrollment, and diagnostic testing of students for counseling and class placement were discontinued in light of concerns that the increasingly older student population was reluctant to take such tests. Other concerns included the role of grade inflation in masking the need for remedial education; questions about the validity of granting college credit for below college-level work; and the increasing costs of providing remedial/developmental courses. In 1981, in light of improved college finances and staff recommendations for the establishment of a Developmental and Remedial Center, MCCC's president conducted a survey of 903 community colleges investigating various dimensions of developmental learning at the community college level. Survey results, based on a 70.76% response rate, included the following: (1) 98% of the institutions offered remedial or developmental courses; (2) 81% awarded credit for remedial course work, with 48% awarding regular college credit; and (3) 38% of the respondents felt remedial courses should be offered for credit, but not apply to transfer; while 16% felt no credit should be awarded for remedial work. The study report discusses the implications of the findings for MCCC and includes the survey instrument and results. (KL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Monroe County Community College MI