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ERIC Number: ED227727
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Effectiveness of Remediation among High Risk College Freshmen of Different Ages.
Clarke, John H.
The effectiveness of remediation in reducing the risk among skills-deficient college freshmen of different ages was studied. Twenty-five percent of the entering class of the University of Massachusetts, Boston, were identified as skills deficient, based on scores on the Clarke Self Assessment Survey and a written diagnostic test. Of the 258 students, 148 were 18 or 19, while 110 were 20 years old or older. During their first semester, students' participation in voluntary remediation programs was monitored, along with first semester persistence rates and grade point averages (GPAs). For older students, but not for younger students, participation in remediation was associated with high rates of persistence in academic courses. In addition, older students with high rates of hourly contact with remedial activity, and younger students with moderate hourly contact, received higher GPAs than students of all ages participating at low rates. The findings may suggest that older skills-deficient students may be distinguished from similarly deficient younger students by differences in purpose or motivation. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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