ERIC Number: ED243540
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
The Impact of a Coordinated Assessment/Advisement/Placement Process on Student Success and Retention. Statistical Response to a Grant Proposal.
Haase, M. H.; Caffrey, Patrick
The assessment/advisement/placement process utilized at Sacramento City College (SCC) includes a waiver system designed to meet the needs of those students who have demonstrated proficiency by means other than the usual assessment process. In fall 1983, 506 students were permitted to enroll in a variety of classes on the basis of having taken a prerequisite course in high school, at SCC, at another Los Rios Community College District college, or at an out-of-district college; having an American College Testing Program (ACT) score above 21; having a Scholastic Achievement Test (SAT) score above 500; having a Test of English as a Foreign Language Test (TOEFL) score above 375; or possessing a college degree. A study conducted to determine the academic success rates of these students revealed: (1) 38.1% of the students received an A, B, C, or credit grade in the course, while 9.3% received a D, F, or no credit grade; (2) success rates ranged from 44% to 66% based on the type of waiver received, with students who had high TOEFL scores having the highest level of success; and (3) students who availed themselves of the established assessment/advisement/placement process had success rates ranging from 61% to 77%. The study report includes tables indicating grades by course for all waiver students and by type of waiver. The research proposal is appended. (HB)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Sacramento City Coll., CA.