ERIC Number: ED241091
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Remedial Math and Language Arts Study: Effectiveness of Remedial Classes in a Rural Northern California Community College District.
A study was undertaken to assess the effectiveness of remedial mathematics and language arts classes in a rural northern California community college district. Data related to remedial class completion, following semester return rates, units completed, grade point average (GPA), and declared major were collected for all remedial students taking language arts or mathematics courses in fall 1981, spring 1982, and fall 1982. Study results, based on an overview of the three terms, included the following: (1) in general, during fall terms, 65%-75% of the students completed a remedial class with an A to D grade, and 60%-65% returned for classes the following spring; (2) in the spring, about 60% of the students completed a remedial class and only 45% returned in the fall; (3) the students who completed a remedial class, returned to earn an average of 11.8 units with a GPA of 2.81 and when they returned the following semester they completed an average of 10 units with a 2.84 GPA; (4) students who did not complete the remedial class but did return to the college earned an average of 7.1 units with a GPA of 2.26; and (5) retention for remedial class completers was slightly less than for the student population as a whole. (LAL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Joint Community Coll. District, Redding, CA. Instructional Research Office.