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ERIC Number: ED230220
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Pages: 19
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Report on Remedial Education.
Illinois Community Coll. Board, Springfield.
As part of a review of policies and procedures regarding postsecondary remedial education, the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) administered two surveys in fall 1982. The first survey sampled 10% of the students who had transferred to the state's public universities from a community college in fall 1979 to determine why transfer students from community colleges might be required to take remedial coursework at the universities. The second study, a survey of 52 Illinois community colleges, sought to assess the effectiveness of the colleges' methods of identifying students in need of remedial coursework; the success of students who enrolled in remedial courses; and the overall quality of the colleges' developmental programs. Findings from the surveys indicated that: (1) students who earned associate degrees prior to transfer did not require remedial education, but those who transferred before completing a degree often needed remediation; (2) the most common methods of identifying underprepared students were standardized and college-developed tests, instructor/counselor referral, and student self-referral; and (3) the main method of evaluating student progress in remedial courses was through pre-/post-testing, while the primary method of assessing program effectiveness was through student evaluations. The studies resulted in a revision of ICCB rules governing and defining remedial education. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois Community Coll. Board, Springfield.
Identifiers: Illinois