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Developmental Studies in North Carolina and Virginia: A Constant Search for Anything That Will Work.
Swofford, Ronald; Swofford, Joyce C.
Replies to a questionnaire relating to development programs in 40 community colleges and technical institutes in North Carolina and Virginia are provided. The questions that comprised the questionnaire were: (1) Describe your procedure for determining the math and English proficiencies of entering freshmen; (2) Do you require for those students who do not meet the proficiency levels any developmental courses that must be taken before the student can enroll in the scheduled courses for his particular curriculum? Please explain; (3) Describe your developmental studies program; (4) What kind of changes have you made in your developmental programs since you began operations?; (5) Do you anticipate any changes in your developmental studies program that might generate more success than you already have? If so, what kind of changes?; and (6) Has a terminal program for mature adults who have few or no skills in reading, writing, and arithmetic been adapted from your developmental studies program? If so, how was it done? And if not, do you think one would work? (If you have such a program, how would you treat a graduate of this terminal program who then desired to entereither a vocational or transfer curriculum, and who still didn't meet the proficiency requirements in verbal or math skills to the extent needed in the desired curriculum? Results of the survey showed that there were almost as many different programs and methods as there were schools. Most were, however, similar in their emphasis on secondary and elementary-level English, reading, and math. Several schools also reported remedial programs in other fields. (DB)
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Identifiers - Location: North Carolina; Virginia