ERIC Number: ED258621
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
An Assessment of Developmental and Remedial Education in the University of Nevada System.
Nevada Univ. System, Reno.
This report discusses trends and issues related to developmental/remedial education in the United States; examines developmental/remedial education efforts in Nevada's public colleges and universities; and presents the results of a study of developmental programs in the two universities and four community colleges in the University of Nevada System (UNS). First, national trends and activities are examined, including Georgia's recommendation that students complete their developmental studies early in their college experience (before they have completed 30 hours of study); California's proposal to establish an academic floor within its community colleges; Florida's consideration of exit examinations for all remedial courses; and Washington's recommendation that remediation be provided through community colleges. Next, information is presented on developmental education enrollments, personnel, course offerings, and allocated funding in the UNS, indicating: (1) there was a trend toward increasing enrollments in developmental courses in the community colleges; (2) less than 2% of the university faculty were devoted to teaching remedial English, while the range in the community colleges was from 4% to 9%; (3) in 1982, community college completion rates for developmental courses ranged from 58% to 72%; and (4) the average for state funding allocated per full-time equivalent student for remedial education was $38.50. Finally, conclusions and recommendations are presented. The survey instrument is appended. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nevada Univ. System, Reno.
Identifiers - Location: Nevada