ERIC Number: ED246959
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-May-22
Reference Count: N/A
The Community College General Academic Assessment: Combined Districts, 1983-84.
Information is provided on the characteristics and general education and liberal arts knowledge of students attending four community college districts: Los Angeles Community College District, Miami-Dade Community College District, St. Louis Community College, and the City Colleges of Chicago. 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 8,026 community college students who completed the GAA (representing 3% of the total population in the four districts) are outlined. The bulk of the report consists of tabular presentations of findings, covering: (1) means on GAA scales by age, number of completed college units, location of the high school from which the student graduated, highest degree held, the anticipated date of obtaining the associate degree, reason for attending college, race, whether or not English was the native language, career aspirations, and self-rating on scale-related skill; (2) means and percent change of means on GAA scales by number of completed courses, and on total liberal arts scale by total number of completed college units; (3) number of completed courses in various disciplines by race; and (4) means on discipline scales by race and related courses taken. The GAA student survey is appended. (HB)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Correlation, Educational Background, Ethnic Groups, Liberal Arts, Multicampus Districts, Racial Composition, Scores, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Student Characteristics, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Urban Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for the Study of Community Colleges, Los Angeles, CA.