ERIC Number: ED239693
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Research Synopsis: Spring 1983 Retention.
Peralta Community Coll. District, Oakland, CA. Office of Research, Planning and Development.
An analysis of spring 1983 retention rates and grade distributions within the Peralta Community College District (PCCD) revealed: (1) College of Alameda had the highest successful retention rate in the PCCD, defined as the total of all students who completed the term with a grade of A, B, C, D, or CR (credit); (2) the PCCD's successful retention rate remained at 63.8% for both spring 1982 and spring 1983; (3) successful retention rates were slightly higher for spring terms than for fall terms, with the rate for fall 1981 at 60.7% and for fall 1982 at 62.9%; (3) the total retention rate, defined as the percentage of students who received any grade other than W (withdrawal), was 72.9% for the district as a whole; (4) total retention rates ranged from 70.8% to 80.7% at the colleges in the district; (5) of the PCCD's total class enrollment of 92,975 students, 25% earned A's; 16% earned B's; 11% earned C's; 3% earned D's; 4% earned F's; 11% earned CR's; and 24% earned W's; and (6) a trendline comparison of grade distributions revealed them to be quite stable over the past 4 terms. (Author/LAL)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Peralta Community Coll. District, Oakland, CA. Office of Research, Planning and Development.