ERIC Number: ED208928
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Oct
A Description of a Developmental Program for High Risk Students in a Community College.
This two-part report describes the developmental studies program at Los Angeles Pierce College (LAPC) and provides a summary of 1980-81 use figures and evaluations for LAPC's Study Skills Center. After noting the increasing need for developmental studies, the report indicates the methods used to assess students' reading, writing, and mathematics abilities and describes the individualized peer tutoring program. It then briefly reviews developmental courses in reading, writing, and study skills and directs attention to the learning laboratory and tutor training classes. After listing a variety of workshops available to developmental students, the report capsulizes student evaluation methods, and refers to the developmental program's textbook readability service for instructors and mentions coordination efforts between the Study Skills Center and other campus services. The second part of the report provides a 1980-81 annual report for the Study Skills Center. First, general use data are presented for the tutorial services by subject area, and the results of evaluation are offered for a language skills program for hearing impaired students. In addition, the results of a readability study of 156 textbooks are reviewed, and information on reading and math diagnosis and assessment is provided, including the number of students tested and recommendations made. Finally, use figures are cited for the Center's program for foreign-language speaking students. (KL)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Community Colleges, Developmental Studies Programs, English (Second Language), Hearing Impairments, High Risk Students, Peer Teaching, Remedial Mathematics, Study Skills, Supplementary Education, Testing Programs, Tutorial Programs, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Use Studies
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pierce Coll., Woodland Hills, CA.