ERIC Number: ED230781
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Project C.O.P.S. Phase I, 1981-82. Final Report.
Middlesex County Coll., Edison, NJ.
A program entitled Project COPS (Career Oriented Peer Tutoring System) is a comprehensive peer tutoring and advisement approach that was undertaken to improve student retention at Middlesex County College in Edison, New Jersey. The principal goal of the project was to reach potentially unsuccessful entering freshmen students and to offer them scholastic remediation and vocational information. During the study, successful second-year students were identified, hired, and trained as tutors. A total of 220 students in 72 courses were tutored. After analyzing information concerning the project that was provided by tutors, tutees, and school faculty as well as student retention and grade point average data, the researchers concluded that the utilization of successful students as peer tutors is a cost-effective, practical method for combating the student dropout problem. (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Div. of Vocational Education and Career Preparation.
Authoring Institution: Middlesex County Coll., Edison, NJ.