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ERIC Number: ED184071
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Nov
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Project ASTRA.
Eddy, Esther M.
The Alternative Services To Raise Achievement (ASTRA) program at the Greater Hartford (Connecticut) Community College is designed to supply developmental and other services to students with academic potential who are in need of such services to complete their education. The program's structure is intended to meet the diverse needs of students; instructors meet students in large and small groups and also provide individual tutoring when needed. The program is divided into five phases. In the first, students are identified, tested, and selected for the program. Phase two provides an intense instructional program in developmental communication skills, while phase three provides an interdisciplinary coordination of these skills with a content area course. In phase four, a three-week period of study is provided for those students who require additional time to succeed. The final phase of the program is a tracking phase in which counselors monitor students' progress in their regular academic work through weekly seminars. There are two teams involved in the program, one for English speaking students and a second for bilingual students. In addition, there are composition laboratory services and a counseling support program. (FL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the College Reading Association (23rd, Boston, MA, November 1-3, 1979).