ERIC Number: ED329315
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Matriculation: A Report on Third-Year Implementation, 1989-90.
Scott-Skillman, Thelma; Halliday, Karen
In California's community colleges, matriculation refers to the broad array of state-mandated efforts, including entry testing, placement, special counseling, remediation, and other academic and support services designed to help promote and sustain the efforts of credit students to succeed in their educational endeavors. This 1989-90 report details the third year of progress of the colleges toward full implementation of matriculation. Significant findings of the report include the following: (1) students with precollege level skills who received two or more matriculation services earned a grade point average (GPA) of 2.07 compared to students with similar skills who received only the admission component and earned a cumulative GPA of 1.33; (2) 87% of the students receiving full matriculation services persisted from fall 1989 to spring 1990, compared to 70% of the students receiving admissions services only; (3) the total number of students receiving orientation services increased from 61,000 in 1987-88 to 424,081 in 1989-90; (4) during this same period, the number of students receiving assessment services increased from 96,000 to 482,008, and the number receiving counseling/advising services increased from 181,000 to 929,287; and (5) matriculation has been costing more than originally estimated, with the districts making up the difference beyond their required commitment. Data tables and bar graphs are included, and copies of matriculation legislation, and a summary of conclusions and recommendations are appended. (GFW)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Ancillary School Services, College Admission, Community Colleges, Counseling Services, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy, Government School Relationship, Minimum Competencies, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Remedial Instruction, School Orientation, Self Evaluation (Groups), Student Personnel Services, Student Placement, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.; California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Board of Governors.
Identifiers: California Community Colleges
Note: Discussed as agenda item 13 at a meeting of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges (Stockton, CA, March 14-15, 1991).