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ERIC Number: ED030420
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Apr
Pages: 58
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A Community College Remedial Program: A Description and Evaluation.
Krupka, John G.
This joint project of Northampton Area Community College and Lehigh University examines the college's General Studies Program for the student scoring below the twelfth percentile on the ACT math or English tests. Depending on his score, he must take the math or English or both; his other hours are in the regular courses. (Others, in special cases, are urged to take the remedial program.) It combines programmed self-study, individual instruction, and a Programmed Materials Learning Lab in English, arithmetic, or algebra. Instructors are available to help the student during his six weekly lab hours. Details of the lab and of the curriculum are given. The college staff judges the program's effectiveness by subsequent course success, pre-post ACT score gain, GPA, dropout vs. retention rate and achievement in the program. Using these five factors, the writer evaluates the program according to (1) gain in ACT score, (2) teacher success in judging student gain, (3) predictive value of ACT scores, (4) student success one year after the program, (5) GPA after first semester, (6) opinions on the program's success by all ten staff members involved in it. The conclusions are (1) percentage of enrollment in the program is low, (2) dropout rate is low, (3) seriously deficient students stay in school three semesters, (4) they are most likely to drop out. The sixteen opinions collected from the ten staff members and ten recommendations are included. (HH)
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Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania