ERIC Number: ED267836
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Special Services Project: Rockland Community College, 1981-82.
Martin, Margaret R.; And Others
Rockland Community College's Special Services Project (SSP) provides supplemental instruction and counseling services to educationally and economically disadvantaged students through its College Skills Program, remedial/developmental program, and English as a Second Language (ESL) program. This report focuses on the second year (1981-82) of the second cycle of the project (1980-84), providing information on clientele characteristics, program sites, needs assessment, curriculum development, counseling, staff development, student outcomes, and program evaluation. Of the 355 students participating in the SSP, 51% with limited English ability were enrolled in the ESL program, and 49% with deprived educational backgrounds were enrolled in the Basic Skills Program. SSP participants made gains in reading that were somewhat greater that those typically reported for students with pretest scores at about the 8th grade level, gaining two years in grade equivalent scores in two semesters. Appendices provide: (1) a profile of SSP students and a series of case studies; (2) a revised contract for educational services; (3) a list of SSP curriculum projects; (4) a taxonomy of reinforcement materials; (5) student assessment and prescription forms; and (6) informational materials on SSP activities. (EJV)
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Community Colleges, Developmental Studies Programs, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Counseling, Educational Testing, English (Second Language), Instructional Materials, Outcomes of Education, Performance Contracts, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Remedial Programs, Student Placement, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Rockland Community Coll., Suffern, NY.
Note: For related documents, see JC 860 099-104.