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ERIC Number: ED259684
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-May
Pages: 21
Abstractor: N/A
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Remedial Education Programs at Two State Universities: A Comparison of Freshman Persistence and Performance. AIR 1985 Annual Forum Paper.
McCornak, Robert L.; And Others
The academic success of students enrolled in remedial English and mathematics programs was compared at two large state universities, California State University, Northridge, and San Diego State University. The sample consisted of three successive freshmen classes, those entering in fall semesters 1981, 1982, and 1983. The remedial English programs had enrollments ranging from 334 to 453, while the remedial mathematics programs ranged from 110 to 479. The students were tracked through fall 1984, and the longitudinal success measures were annual pass-fail rates and persistence rates. English remedial and nonremedial cohorts were formed within three score categories for the verbal part of Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), while remedial and nonremedial mathematics cohorts were formed with three score categories of the math part of the SAT. No significant differences were found in the persistence rates of the remedial English or math students, when compared with nonremedial groups at either campus. Significant differences were found in the pass-fail rates of remedial and nonremedial English cohorts at both campuses. The remedial English cohorts averaged 72 percent passing, compared to 84 percent passing for the average nonremedial cohort. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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