ERIC Number: ED265895
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Performance of San Joaquin Delta College Freshmen Students in Reading, Writing and Math by Ethnicity, High School Status and Age.
Lewis, Merrilee R.; And Others
A study was conducted in fall 1985 to determine how well students at San Joaquin Delta College (SJDC) were prepared in reading, writing, and mathematics, comparing students by ethnicity, high school status, and age. SJDC uses the Comparative Guidance Placement (CGP) Tests to to assess all new students who do not have an Associate of Arts degree or who do not present achievement test scores equivalent to the national average for college-bound seniors. Study findings, based on scores of 3,666 students assessed for fall 1984 and 3,382 students assessed for fall 1985, included the following: (1) there was little difference between the 1984 and 1985 students, with 46% functioning at a high school level in reading and writing; (2) in mathematics, 60% were functioning at a high school level; (3) more SJDC students scored at lower levels than students in the national sample; (4) performances of ethnic groups varied strikingly; (5) in mathematics, more Asian students performed at the highest level than any other ethnic group; (6) SJDC's ethnic distribution reflected the distribution of California community colleges; and (7) there were not significant differences based upon age. Several pages feature tables and a bar graph. (LAL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: San Joaquin Delta Coll., Stockton, CA.