ERIC Number: ED119178
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Feb-1
Reference Count: N/A
The Second Chance.
Rodwick, John; Grady, Michael J.
This research report presents the findings of an evaluation of the compensatory education program at El Paso Community College, Colorado Springs, Colorado, which has been in existence for six years. The results of scores made on admission tests were used to determine whether entering students were functioning at the college level. Students with low scores were placed in appropriate remedial-compensatory or skills courses in reading, English, or mathematics. Independent researchers concluded that the placement instruments for mathematics, English, and reading (SRA Diagnostic Reading Test) have high reliability and moderate validity. Other conclusions were that a significant proportion of entering students do have functioning levels which warrant the existence of the remedial-compensatory courses; that students who take one or more skills courses are competitive with students whose placement scores allow them to take college level courses immediately; that success in academic courses is not dependent upon age, ethnic background, major, student type, employment, financial status, or residency, although women students were found to be higher achievers; and that the cost of educating a basic skills student is 62.5% of the college level student instructional cost. (MKM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: El Paso Community Coll., Colorado Springs, CO.
Identifiers - Location: Colorado (Colorado Springs)