ERIC Number: ED230087
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Promises to Keep: Remedial Education in California's Public Colleges and Universities.
California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.
Information is presented on remedial education activities of California postsecondary institutions. A survey was conducted of 98 percent of the campuses of the University of California, the California State University, and the California community colleges. In addition, site visits were made to 14 campuses and interviews were conducted with over 100 administrators, faculty members, and staff members about their programs for underprepared students. Survey topics included: the types of remedial programs, courses, and support services; the use of diagnostic testing and assessment activities; the number of courses, sections, and enrollments in remedial reading, writing, mathematics, and English as a second language courses over 3 academic years; and the administration and costs of these remedial activities. In addition, dimensions of the problem of college underpreparedness, including the historical development of remediation in America, are discussed. Finally, policy implications of the survey and interview results are considered, and recommendations for each segment of postsecondary education are offered. Appendices include information on the survey methodology, a questionnaire, a bibliography, and a guide to writing competency requirements for California State University campuses. (SW)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational History, Educational Policy, Educationally Disadvantaged, English (Second Language), Enrollment Trends, Postsecondary Education, Program Costs, Questionnaires, Remedial Mathematics, Remedial Programs, Remedial Reading, State Colleges, State Surveys, Student Evaluation, Writing Skills
California Postsecondary Education Commission, 1020 Twelfth Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.
Identifiers - Location: California