ERIC Number: ED099051
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
The Academic and Remedial Placement Profile of Students Entering B.C.C. [Bronx Community College] in September 1974 by Curriculum Group.
Bronx Community Coll., NY.
The Bronx Community College entering class in September 1974 is described in terms of high school averages (general, English, mathematics, foreign language) and of placements into precollege-level English, reading, and mathematics courses. The actual programs of the students placed, but not registered, in these remedial courses are examined. A total of 2,916 students were placed in remedial English, reading, and mathematics Curriculum, and 3,487 were enrolled in the same curricula. In comparison with remedial placements in the fall of 1971, the proportion of remedial English-reading placements in the fall of 1974 was noticeably higher, whereas the proportion of remedial mathematics placements was markedly lower. Forty-seven percent of the students were actually enrolled in one of the remedial English/reading courses, as compared with 74 percent placed, and 32 percent were enrolled in a remedial mathematics course, as compared with 37 percent placed. There was a marked increase in the proportion of nursing students that required remediation in reading/writing as well as in mathematics. An estimated 600 to 700 students placed in remedial courses were found to be taking college-level courses and were not enrolled in the remedial courses. Since 1971, the proportion of students recommended to the college by the University Applications Center with high school English averages below 70 percent has remained constant, whereas those with high school mathematics averages below 70 percent has steadily declined. There is a noticeable discrepancy between the proportion of students with mathematics averages below 70 percent and the proportion of students in remedial mathematics courses. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bronx Community Coll., NY.
Identifiers - Location: New York