ERIC Number: ED230247
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Mar-31
Reference Count: 0
Semi-Annual Report on Assessment Procedures: Spring, Summer, and Fall 1982.
Haase, Murray; Caffrey, Patrick
The activities of Sacramento City College's (SCC's) Assessment Center are described in this report for April 1, 1982 through October 31, 1982. After revealing a 12.13% increase in the use of the Assessment Center over the previous year, the report provides data on the reading levels of SCC students and shows that through the college's assessment procedures students were being placed in the appropriate reading and English courses. The next sections, which summarize research conducted during the period, focus on: (1) reading proficiency levels of students in selected courses conducted to determine the academic characteristics of students who drop courses during the first through fourth weeks and later; (2) the results of an essay examination administered at the completion of a developmental English course; (3) a study of retention and success rates and reading and achievement test scores of English 70 students; (4) a comparative analysis of the grades and assessment scores of English as a Second Language students; (5) non-English department research on reading and composition competency levels; and (6) success rates of students receiving waivers. The remainder of the report consists of data tables corresponding to the text. (HB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Community Colleges, Educational Diagnosis, English (Second Language), Grades (Scholastic), Institutional Research, Program Effectiveness, Reading Achievement, Remedial Instruction, Student Evaluation, Tables (Data), Testing Programs, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Sacramento City Coll., CA.