ERIC Number: ED364297
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-May-28
Reference Count: N/A
Student Remediation Study.
Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, Oklahoma City.
A study was undertaken in the Oklahoma State System of Higher Education to determine the number of students in remedial courses in the state's two- and four-year colleges in fall 1992; compare these data with findings from a similar study conducted in fall 1991; and collect data on which students needed remediation, why they required it, and in which subjects remediation was needed most frequently. Results of the study, based on responses on surveys distributed to 606 public and private institutions, included the following: (1) two-year colleges had the highest remediation level, with 13,330 students in remedial courses out of 19,468 students enrolled; (2) for all institutions, the number of remedial students increased 14% and the number of remedial enrollments increased 19% from fall 1991; (3) of all fall 1992 first-time, entering freshmen, 34% required at least one remedial course, compared to 31% for fall 1991; (4) remedial enrollments were largest in mathematics (65%), followed by English (20%), developmental reading (10%), and science (5%); (5) 43% of remedial students met or exceeded the high school core curricular requirement, down from 47% in fall 1991; (6) the level of remediation for first-time, entering freshmen admitted directly from high school remained unchanged from fall 1991 at 29%; (7) for the 1991-92 academic year, the total costs of developmental courses were $18.7 million (3.5% of the total educational and general budget), representing a 16.4% increase from the 1990-91 academic year; and (8) students admitted under the adult admission policy required the highest levels of remediation at both two-year institutions (42%) and four-year universities (55%). (MAB)
Descriptors: Adult Students, College Freshmen, Community Colleges, Compensatory Education, Educational Trends, Enrollment, Enrollment Trends, Higher Education, Private Schools, Program Costs, Public Schools, Remedial Instruction, Remedial Mathematics, Remedial Programs, State Schools, State Surveys, Two Year Colleges, Use Studies
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, Oklahoma City.