ERIC Number: ED233757
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Nov-19
Reference Count: 0
Report to the Board of Higher Education on the Character and Effectiveness of Remedial Programs in New Jersey Public Colleges and Universities in Fall, 1981.
Morante, Edward A.; And Others
The status of remedial programs in New Jersey's public colleges is analyzed in this report for fall 1981. Following introductory material on New Jersey's basic skills assessment program, the character of the state's remedial programs is examined, focusing on the number of students tested, identification of students needing remediation, placement criteria, enrollment in remedial courses, skills-deficient students in college-level courses, and graduation credits. Next, the report describes the remedial evaluation guidelines developed by the Assessment Advisory Council of the Basic Skills Council (BSC) and the evaluative data provided by the colleges. Finally, findings are presented for the community and state college sectors and Rutgers University and the New Jersey Institute of Technology related to passing rates in remedial courses, attrition, credit ratio, grade point average, pre- and post-testing, and performance in subsequent courses. These findings indicate that: (1) a relatively large number of students, especially those in mathematics courses, did not complete their remedial courses; (2) students who completed their remedial courses persisted in college at the same rate or better than those who did not need remediation; and (3) in general, students who completed their remediation passed their regular courses at the same rate as non-remedial students. The bulk of the report consists of data tables detailing findings by college and sector. The BSC's recommendations concerning remedial education are included. (LL)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Jersey State Dept. of Higher Education, Trenton. New Jersey Basic Skills Council.
Identifiers: New Jersey