ERIC Number: ED256411
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-May
Reference Count: 0
Sacramento City College Assessment Center Research Report: Assessment Procedures, Fall 1983 - Fall 1984.
Haase, M.; Caffrey, Patrick
Studies and analyses conducted by the Assessment Center at Sacramento City College (SCC) between fall 1983 and fall 1984 provided the data on SCC's students and services which are presented in this report. Following an overview of the significant findings of the year's research efforts, part I sets forth the purpose of the report and part II reviews the trends and priorities revealed by the Center's activities. Part III provides a statistical overview of the scope of services of the Center between November 1, 1983 and March 31, 1984. Part IV looks at the competency levels of SCC students as determined by the Stanford Test of Academic Skills (TASK), while part V provides data on the placement level of the assessed students and part VI offers a profile of students taking the TASK Test between November 1, 1983 and March 31, 1984. Part VII presents a study of student progress through developmental English and reading courses to English 1A, and part VIII contains a study of the grade distribution of developmental education courses. Parts IX, X, and XI provide results of English essay examinations; information on the Puente Project, a special program to bridge the gap between students' vocational aspirations and academic skills; and results of a comparison of TASK scores to grades in selected courses. Part XII provides a survey of a Psychology I alternative education program, and part XIII contains information on student waivers granted in spring 1984. In part XIV, a statistical profile of Center services is provided for April 1, 1984 to October 31, 1984. Subsequent sections provide information on levels of competency, placement levels, student profiles, and student waivers based on research conducted during this period. Information on assessment and placement needs and a high school outreach study, presented in tabular form, are appended. (AYC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Sacramento City Coll., CA.