ERIC Number: ED136840
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Feb-17
Reference Count: 0
Comparison of Achievement in English 1A According to Methods of Qualifying for English 1A.
Clark, Robert M.
Several methods of qualifying for enrollment in English 1A (Freshman English and Composition) at Reedley College exist: among them, a grade of C or better in English A (Remedial English), teacher recommendation in English 50 (a course for students not intending to transfer), SAT Verbal score of 466 or higher, ACT score of 20 or higher on the English or Composite section, a writing sample test administered and evaluated by the college English department, or grades of A or B in at least two years' work in high school English courses. A study was conducted to determine if any differences in academic performance in English 1A were associated with the method used by students to qualify for enrollment in the course. Subjects were students enrolled in English 1A during fall 1976. Results of the study indicated that there were no significant differences in performance in English 1A based on method of student qualification for enrollment except in the cases of students who qualified by taking English A, less than half of whom successfully completed English 1A. It was recommended that a closer look be taken at using English A as a qualifier for English 1A, and some modifications in the criteria for using English A as a qualifier were suggested. (JDS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Reedley Coll., CA.