ERIC Number: ED267850
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Nov
Reference Count: 0
A Five-Year Analysis of Basic Skill Competencies of Two-Year College Freshmen.
Martin, Oneida L.
A study was conducted to examine the achievement levels of entering freshmen at a two-year college over a 5-year period to determine if scores were significantly different over the years. Analyses were made of the English, reading, and math scores on the Stanford Task Test of Academic Skills for Junior/Community Colleges of a random sample of 100 first-quarter, full-time students who attended a small two-year institution between 1980 and 1984. Study findings included the following: (1) lower achievement scores were found during the first 2 years of testing; (2) overall, freshmen tended to have higher scores on the English portion of the test than on the math and reading portions; (3) correlation coefficients between achievement and age and sex were weak; (4) intelligence test scores were a significant predictor of achievement test performance; and (5) the mean scores showed that students possessed inadequate basic skills to succeed in college academic courses. (LAL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (Biloxi, MS, November 6-8, 1985).