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ERIC Number: ED271172
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Jul
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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The Impact of Developmental Education on the Graduation Rate of Students with Low Combined Differential Aptitude Test Scores.
Marcotte, James
Since 1974, Cincinnati Technical College (CTC) has offered a Developmental Education (DE) program designed to upgrade students' skills in mathematics, reading, English, and basic sciences, as well as study and interpersonal skills. The DE program offers students, particularly those with low combined Differential Aptitude Test (DAT) scores, a multifaceted approach to learning involving individualized, self-paced courses; traditionally structured courses; peer tutoring services; learning laboratory instruction; and audio-visual tutorial programs. A study was conducted to examine the effect of the DE program on the graduation rates of students with low DAT scores. Of the 1,308 students served by the DE department between 1980 and 1984, 136, or 22% of those who actually started a college program at CTC graduated from CTC. Of these graduates, 77% entered the DE program with a DAT score below 50. The number of DE courses taken ranged from one to 13, with the average being two. Based on study findings, it was concluded that students who enter CTC with low DAT scores with the intention of graduating are capable of doing so at a rate consistent with students in other DE programs both nationally and statewide when given the extra preparation afforded by the DE program. (EJV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers: Cincinnati Technical College OH