ERIC Number: ED054159
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Nov
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The Effectiveness of a Remedial Course in English Composition for Freshmen at Stout State University. Final Report.
Tokheim, John B.
The general purpose of this study is to provide preliminary evaluation and descriptive data of the remedial non-credit English course E-101 at Stout State University. Another purpose was to ascertain the number of students who passed E-101 and, subsequently, E-102A (regular Freshman English Composition) and E-102B. Six hypotheses related to the objectives of this study were tested. All students taking E-101 during the fall of 1966 and the fall of 1967 constituted the population for this study. Data for this investigation consisted of American College Testing Program (ACT) scores, grades received in English courses, and certain other information obtained from each student's cumulative folder. Most instructors see progress made on the part of the remedial students. Ninety percent of the Stout State University freshmen who were assigned to the remedial non-credit English 101 and completed it and who then took English 102A, satisfactorily completed it. Less than 10% failed the standard English course. The student who completes E 102A tends to complete E 102B with a satisfactory grade. (CK)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Universities Consortium of Research Development, Stevens Point.