ERIC Number: ED256449
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Success on the CLAST for Those Students Who Enter the College Academically Underprepared. Research Report No. 84-04 and Academic Progress of Students at Miami-Dade Who Were Initially Not Eligible to Enroll in the State University System. Research Report No. 84-30.
Two studies were conducted at Miami-Dade Community College (MDCC) to assess the academic performance of students who entered the college with low skill levels or test scores. The first study sought to assess the proportion of associate of arts (AA) graduates passing at least three of four of the College Level Academic Skills Test (CLAST) subtests who had taken prior developmental course work. The study found that among students who passed three of four CLAST subtests there was virtually no difference in the percentage pass rate between students who took no developmental courses and those who took only one, though the pass rate for those who took more than one developmental class dropped dramatically. Using the criterion of passing four of four CLAST subtests, there was a difference between students who took one developmental class (57.8% passed) and those who took no developmental classes (73.6% passed). The second study sought to determine the number of students who were initially not eligible to enter the state university system on the basis of their test scores who succeeded in passing all four of the CLAST subtests. Study findings revealed that of 195 students not eligible to enter the state university, 97 passed all four CLAST examinations and 151 passed at least three of four subtests and were hence eligible to transfer to the state university system. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Miami-Dade Community Coll., FL. Office of Institutional Research.
Note: For related documents, see JC 850 231-233 and JC 850 235-236.