ERIC Number: ED118184
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
A Report to the Faculty; Student Assessment Academic Transfer.
This student assessment project establishes an index of the level of educational preparation of on-campus day transfer students at Seattle Central Community College. Reading, writing, and arithmetic were chosen as indices of the level of academic preparation, and a self-report inventory was selected to measure academic motivation. Although participation in the study was voluntary, the 485 students tested in 30 different classes represented 56.9 percent of the enrolled students in those classes. by using cloze procedure, it was determined that 40 percent of the students were experiencing difficulty reading their required textbooks. Sixty-seven percent of their writing samples were judged to be unacceptable for college transfer, and competency in arithmetic as demonstrated by a subtest of the Comparative Guidance Placement Program, placed these students no better than the 45th percentile on a national norm. On the other hand, these same students appeared to be as motivated (on the basis of an Academic Motivation Scale) as other average community college students across the nation. Subsequent reports will follow this sample of 485 students through the academic year in order to identify possible relationships between the variables and performance. (Author/NHM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Seattle Community Coll., Washington.