ERIC Number: ED222235
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Aug-10
Reference Count: 0
Statements on Preparation in English and Mathematics: Competencies Expected of Entering Freshmen and Remedial and Baccalaureate-Level Course Work.
Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, Sacramento.
These joint statements by the Academic Senates of the California Community Colleges, the California State University, and the University of California address the concern that students are underprepared for college-level work. First, "Statement on Competencies in English and Mathematics Expected of Entering Freshmen," which was prepared for students, parents, high school teachers, counselors, and administrators, establishes requisite competencies in reading, writing, arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and advanced mathematics. Second, "Statement on Remedial and Baccalaureate-Level Course Work," which is addressed primarily to postsecondary institutions, recommends that students be required to demonstrate these competencies before enrolling in baccalaureate-level course work; emphasizes the distinction between remedial and baccalaureate-level course work in English and mathematics as the basis for internal and transfer credit policies; and includes recommendations for skills assessment. The bulk of the report consists of appendices which describe and illustrate the various English placement exams used in California postsecondary education; present the College Board's recommendations regarding academic competencies in speaking, listening, reasoning, and studying; list the recommendations of two professional associations regarding mathematics curricula; and provide sample problems in mathematics to illustrate the skills expected of students who have completed specific high school mathematics courses. (Author/KL)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Basic Skills, College Credits, College Mathematics, Community Colleges, Mathematics Curriculum, Minimum Competencies, Minimum Competency Testing, Postsecondary Education, Reading Skills, Remedial Instruction, State Universities, Statewide Planning, Student Placement, Writing Skills
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, Sacramento.
Identifiers: California; Mathematics Skills
Note: Prepared with the California State University and the University of California. Contains small print.