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ERIC Number: ED101799
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-May
Pages: 39
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The Developmental Program--Is It Working?
Cosby, Jon P.
At the North Campus of Florida Junior College at Jacksonville, a Developmental Education Program has been initiated to serve the needs of students entering college with deficient skills. Individualized instruction, open-ended courses, counseling to improve student self-concept, performance objectives, and objective evaluations are ingredients central to the program. After a review of current practices in remedial education, the Developmental Program is discussed in terms of its establishment, philosophy, and objectives. This study attempts to document the program's impact on the students in terms of improved GPA, decreased rate of withdrawal, and increase in units passed per term. Students participating in the Developmental Program were matched by skill levels with others taking comparable regular classes. The developmental students, during fall term, passed more credit hours (7.9 compared to 5.6), had a higher overall GPA (2.30 compared to 1.20), and had a 4 percent dropout rate compared to 25 percent for the control group. Similar results were obtained in winter quarter, although discrepancies were not as large due to the higher attrition rate of control students during fall quarter. (AH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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