ERIC Number: ED332630
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-May
Reference Count: N/A
College-Level Remedial Education in the Fall of 1989. Contractor Report. Survey Report.
Mansfield, Wendy; And Others
This report presents the findings of a Fast Response Survey System (FRSS) survey of 2,874 colleges on remedial/developmental programs offered during fall 1989. The survey provides national estimates on the following factors: institutions that offered remedial courses; reading, writing, and mathematics remedial courses offered; students enrolled in and passing remedial courses; and faculty teaching remedial courses. It also provides information on characteristics of remedial courses and programs. Data for all institutions are presented by control (public and private), type (2-year and 4-year), geographic region (Northeast, Central, Southeast, and West), enrollment size of institution (less than 1,000; 1,000 to 4,999; and 5,000 or more) and minority status (student body less than 50% white and student body greater than or equal to 50% white). Some of the characteristics are interrelated particularly along the lines of type and control. Survey findings in this report are organized into three main sections. The first section discusses the number of institutions, courses, freshmen, and teachers involved in college-level remedial education; the second describes remedial courses and programs; the third compares data from this survey to data from the 1983-84 survey on this topic. Numerous tables and figures display the data. The report includes a copy of the instrument used. (JB)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Westat, Inc., Rockville, MD.
Note: Data Series: FRSS-38.