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ERIC Number: ED075024
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 16
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A Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis. 1972 August Developmental Project.
Solomon, Barton; And Others
The College Discovery program at Staten Island Community College implemented a summer program in 1972 for entering freshmen diagnosed, by means of a placement test battery, those needing remedial work in English and math. The goal of the project was to bring these students up to college-level proficiency. Participants re-took the test battery at the end of the summer and filled out a brief questionnaire assessing their views of the program. Participants were counseled during the program individually and in groups. A stipend covering transportation and lunch was given to each student. Students submitted ongoing evaluations of their work and attitudes, teachers submitted weekly evaluations, and grades were based on attendance to encourage a more relaxed atmosphere. At the end of the program, each student received a comprehensive oral and written evaluation from each member of the faculty. More than half the participants demonstrated that they were capable of doing regular rather than remedial work at the end of the program. Others had considerably improved, though remedial work was still needed. Motivation was high, students enjoyed the program, and the group sessions and informality helped to "demystify" the educational process. It is recommended that the program be lengthened from four to six weeks, that enrollment be increased, that the program be mandatory for remedial students, and that the curriculum be expanded. (KM)
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Authoring Institution: Staten Island Community Coll., NY.