ERIC Number: ED257358
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Remedial Education in Maryland's Public Higher Education Institutions. Postsecondary Education Research Reports.
Maryland State Board for Higher Education, Annapolis.
Results of a study of remedial education at all Maryland public colleges and universities, except for three campuses, are presented. Findings include: (1) by fall 1985 all institutions will have in place a systematic screening process to identify students lacking in one or more basic skill areas; (2) while all campuses collect some evaluative data on remedial programs, only the Board of Trustees of State Universities and Colleges (BTSUC) and five community colleges conduct systematic followup studies of the academic success of underprepared students who have completed remedial programs; (3) BTSUC is the only segment with a comprehensive and clearly defined remedial education delivery system that includes testing, placement, a structured set of courses, and a time limit to complete the required courses and evaluation; (4) 90 percent of all remedial education enrollments were reported for the community colleges; (5) statewide, 37 percent of all incoming students were estimated to be underprepared; (6) 43 percent of community college entrants were reported to be underprepared; and (7) statewide, verbal skills remedial education programs accounted for 40 percent of all enrollments, while basic math skills programs accounted for 27 percent. Survey instruments are appended, along with school policies concerning student testing and placement and remedial program evaluation. (SW)
Descriptors: Accountability, Basic Skills, Community Colleges, Developmental Studies Programs, Educational Policy, Educational Testing, Followup Studies, High Risk Students, Higher Education, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Remedial Programs, Screening Tests, State Colleges, State Surveys, Student Placement
Maryland State Board for Higher Education, 16 Francis Street, Annapolis, MD 21401.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Board for Higher Education, Annapolis.
Identifiers - Location: Maryland