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ERIC Number: ED243354
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Nov
Pages: 139
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The Impact of ACT 101 Programs in Pennsylvania.
Higgins, Martin J.; Glanville, Maree
Results of a 1983 evaluation of Pennsylvania's ACT 101 programs, which provide support services to educationally and economically disadvantaged college students, are presented. Attention focuses on: the achievement and persistence of this population of students in 1975, 1977, and 1979; the attitudes of currently enrolled students; the attitudes and achievements of recent alumni; and the awareness and support of college administrators. Findings include the following: the persistence to graduation of ACT 101 students was above the U.S. average and far above what might be expected in the absence of special treatment; the attitudes of ACT 101 students toward college services were more positive than those observed nationally, especially for those services (counseling, tutoring) that constitute the core of the program; ACT 101 alumni tended to be more positive about their college experiences than were U.S. alumni in general; and administrators on the various campuses were well aware of the ACT 101 program and were highly supportive of it. Student case study results are also discussed. The following questionnaires, which were used in the evaluation, are appended: American College Testing Program (ACT) Student Opinion Survey, ACT Program Alumni Survey, and Pennsylvania program-specific student and administrators surveys. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania