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ERIC Number: ED248737
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Feb
Pages: 5
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Student Assessment and Program Evaluation in Brooklyn College's Developmental Education Program.
Oestereicher, Mary
DOXA: Newsletter of the Structured Year Program, v2 n3 p1-3 Jan/Feb 1984
Student assessments and program evaluations conducted for the initial year of Brooklyn College's developmental education program are described. Four evaluative studies in 1979 focused on the reading component, the speech course, student and faculty perceptions of the program, and instructional effectiveness of the entire program. Descriptive data were obtained on about 200 students, nearly all of whom were minorities with an average age of 20. Students were administered a number of tests at the beginning and end of the academic year. The tests included the City University of New York Writing Assessment Test, which requires students to produce a coherent and adequately developed writing sample within 50 minutes. Although the magnitude of the gains tended to be small, statistically significant increases were found in nearly every test and subject, and there were indications of meaningful educational gains. One important feature of student assessment in the program was the administration of progress evaluations to all students at regular intervals in reading and writing and speech. The means of the progress evaluations were generally not high. Data are provided on the test results, reading progress evaluations, and student satisfaction ratings. (SW)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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