ERIC Number: ED256267
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Individualized Study Program. Interim Evaluation Report.
Tom, Alice K.
Results of an evaluation of the Individualized Study Program (ISP), a 2-year pilot program at the Learning Skills Center (LSC) of the University of California, Davis, are presented. The program target group were disadvantaged students who had not met the university's entrance requirements. The ISP, which is designed to improve retention of students with academic skill deficiencies, allows students to reduce their academic unit load, as long as they spent 9-12 hours per week improving basic skills through self-paced coursework, lab work, or intensive counselor assistance at the LSC. Some students maintained a full study load (12 units or more) with counselor assistance. After administering diagnostic reading, mathematics, and essays exams, an individualized study plan is developed. For students who choose a reduced course load, the student's schedule is stated in the form of a contract, an example of which is appended. Data are included on the sex and ethnicity of ISP and comparison students; and grade point averages of ISP participants, nonparticipants, and other student groups. Appendices include a list of general offerings of ISP, and a program evaluation form. (SW)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Basic Skills, Comparative Analysis, Developmental Studies Programs, Disadvantaged, Ethnic Groups, Full Time Students, Grade Point Average, High Risk Students, Higher Education, Individualized Instruction, Minority Groups, Nontraditional Students, Open Enrollment, Part Time Students, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Remedial Programs, Selective Admission, State Universities
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Davis. Office of Student Affairs Research and Information.