ERIC Number: ED026064
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Dec
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An Analysis of the Courses Failed by Freshmen Students on Academic Probation.
Fitch, Robert J.
Records of a sample of 100 students receiving a total of 170 F grades were analyzed and showed that general education courses, remedial courses, and courses normally taken in high school accounted for most of the failing grades. It was also found that failing grades were received in transfer courses far more frequently than in occupationally-centered courses, and that few failing grades were received in college-level mathematics or science courses with stiff prerequisite requirements. A profile for a typical failing student includes: (1) a tendency to select a non-science, liberal arts, transfer program, (2) inadequate high school preparation, and (3) a need for remedial work in English and math. Recommendations include expansion of the college's remedial program and increased efforts by the college counseling staff in group counseling, "emergency" mid-term counseling for students receiving F grades, and improvement in vocational guidance. (MC)
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Authoring Institution: Cerritos Coll., Norwalk, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California