ERIC Number: ED203893
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
A Program Evaluation and Student Follow-Up of Developmental Studies Students at Thomas Nelson Community College, 1975-1977.
Braxton, Pearl C.; And Others
This evaluation of the Developmental Studies Program at Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) draws from five in-depth studies of the characteristics, academic achievement, and persistence of developmental students and from other TNCC reports. After introductory material on the history and purpose of the program evaluation, a four-part summary of the research findings is presented. Part I outlines the characteristics of first-time students at TNCC and describes the philosophy, policies, and practices of the Developmental Studies Program. Part II looks at the performance of the developmental students in remedial courses and in subsequently taken credit courses. Part III focuses on the persistence, graduation rates, educational attitudes, and post-graduation employment status of the developmental students. Part IV offers conclusions and recommendations. After presenting the questionnaires administered to the developmental students before and after graduation, the four research studies from which the summary was drawn are provided. Procedures, findings, and data are presented for studies of: (1) the retention, grade point average, and graduation rates of developmental students, from enrollment in remedial courses in 1974 through 1977; (2) student performance in developmental mathematics; (3) student performance in reading improvement; and (3) student performance in verbal studies. (AYC)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Community Colleges, Developmental Studies Programs, Ethnic Groups, Females, Grade Point Average, Graduate Surveys, Males, Questionnaires, Remedial Instruction, Student Characteristics, Tables (Data), Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Withdrawal (Education)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Thomas Nelson Community Coll., Hampton, VA.