ERIC Number: ED192857
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Oct
The Academic and Remedial Placement Profile of Students Entering B.C.C. in September 1980, by Curriculum Group.
The class entering Bronx Community College in September 1980 is described in this report in terms of high school averages (general, English, and mathematics); placement into remedial or pre-college level English, reading, and mathematics courses; and subsequent enrollment in these courses. The data, compared on a series of tables with findings from similar studies conducted annually since 1972, indicate that while 62% of the entering students were placed in remedial English or reading courses, 70% of the students actually enrolled in the courses. Conversely, while 71% of the students were placed in remedial mathematics courses, only 55% of the students actually enrolled in the classes. Of the 1,283 known high school averages, 31% fell below .70 and 14% fell below .65. Since the discontinuation of open admissions policies and the implementation of progress standards in 1976-77, the proportion of severely underprepared students (those with a high school average below .70) declined significantly in English and general academic achievement, but not in the areas of mathematics and foreign languages. The number of students taking college-level courses, rather than required remedial courses, increased steadily from 1977 to 1980. Each of the data tables contained in the study report provide a breakdown by 14 curricular areas. (JP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bronx Community Coll., NY.