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ERIC Number: ED023362
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Feb-28
Reference Count: 0
Experimental Research Project "Headstart" (Getting a "Headstart" to College) June 6, 1966 - January 30, 1967. Preliminary Status Report.
Kavelman, Robert A., Comp.; Stevens, Lee A., Comp.
A program called "Headstart to College" was designed to help students coming to Foothill College meet the problems of orientation, study habits and reading before they entered the college in Fall 1966. Two counselors presented courses entitled "Introduction to College" and "Effective Study," and a reading specialist taught "Analytical Reading." The total cost to the student was $15.00. Of the 101 students who elected to take the program, 96 persisted and earned 5 units of transferable college credit in the 8 week session. Two control groups, each consisting of 82 Foothill College freshmen were randomly selected and matched with the experimental Headstart group according to sex distribution, mean age, mean high school GPA and mean ACT composite score. The criteria checked were number of students persisting, number of units, hours and program changes in student programs, number of units and hours attempted and completed, grade points and GPA, and the total number of Summer Session and Fall Semester units and hours attempted and completed. Although the data are incomplete, results to date indicate that students who participated in the Headstart orientation program made better grades, fewer program changes and persisted longer than other students. (JS)
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Authoring Institution: Foothill Coll., Los Altos Hills, CA.