ERIC Number: ED243555
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Mar-22
Reference Count: N/A
The Community College General Academic Assessment: Miami-Dade Community College District, 1983.
Information is provided on the characteristics of Miami-Dade Community College (MDCC) students and their general education and liberal arts knowledge. The first sections of the report provide information on the development and administration of the General Academic Assessment (GAA), an instrument containing representative items in the humanities, sciences, social sciences, mathematics, and English usage; and background items about the students' age, college credits earned, educational and occupational aspirations, self-assessment of skills, and liberal arts background. Next, the characteristics of the sample of 1,048 MDCC students who completed the GAA (representing 3% of the total district population) are outlined. The bulk of the report consists of a tabular presentation of findings, covering: (1) means on GAA scales by age, number of completed college units, location of high school from which student graduated, highest degree held, when student anticipates receiving the associate degree, reason for attending college, race, whether or not English is the native language, career aspirations, and self-rating on scale-related skills; (2) means and percent change of means on GAA scales by number of completed courses in scale-related curriculum, and on total liberal arts scale by total number of completed college units; (3) number of completed math, English, social science, humanities, science, and total courses by race; and (4) means on discipline scales by race and related courses taken. Sample GAA items are included. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for the Study of Community Colleges, Los Angeles, CA.