ERIC Number: ED103049
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
An Evaluation of Student Performance Based Upon Utilization of Extended Opportunity Programs and Services.
Lee, Clarence A.; West, John R.
Disadvantaged students need more than financial support if they are to function well in a community college. The hypothesis of this study is that non-traditional students who take advantage of the total Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) package will perform better academically than those who utilize only financial aid. A review of literature concerning non-traditional students, teachers of non-traditional students, and developmental programs precedes discussion of the study. The GPA's of 50 students who were on academic probation and subsequently received the full services of EOPS were compared to 50 students who were on academic probation and received financial aid and/or book grants but did not receive peer counseling or tutorial services. Data were obtained from mid-term and final grade reports for Fall 1973 and Spring 1974 semesters. The data show that the average GPA for EOPS students who received full supportive services tended to improve significantly; their collective GPA rose from 1.61 to 2.53. Those who did not receive tutorial and peer counseling services did not significantly improve their GPA's. Flow charts of monitoring procedures for those students receiving full services and those receiving only financial aid are appended, as are GPA reports for each student studied. (Author/DC)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Opportunities, Educationally Disadvantaged, Financial Support, Grade Point Average, Guidance Programs, Nontraditional Students, Peer Counseling, Student College Relationship, Student Motivation, Student Personnel Services, Tutoring, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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