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ERIC Number: ED269072
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Remedial Education at College of the Sequoias (1978-1981).
Parrott, Marietta
In 1982, the California Postsecondary Education Commission conducted a statewide survey of remedial education in California's community colleges for the 3-year period, 1978-79, 1979-80, and 1980-81. College of the Sequoias's (COS's) response to this survey included the following information: (1) COS offered 6 remedial reading courses, 4 remedial writing courses, 14 remedial math courses, 1 English as a second language course, 3 remedial support courses, and 3 special programs; (2) entrance test scores of entering freshmen in 1980-81 showed an estimated 32% reading below the 6th grade level, 25% reading between the 6th and 9th grade levels, and 30% reading between the 10th and 11th grade levels; (3) the total number of students enrolled in remedial English courses increased from 37% of the enrollment in all English courses in 1978-79 to 54% in 1980-81; (4) in 1980-81, remedial courses comprised 36% of all English course offerings and 50% of all math course offerings; (5) of the total enrollment of 2,612 students in math courses, 65% were enrolled in remedial work; (6) expenditures on remedial courses and services increased by 45% from $544,615 in 1978-79 to $790,671 in 1980-81, representing 7% of the total operating budget of COS; and (7) 66% of the remedial reading sections were taught by the English Department and 34% by the Learning Assistance Center. (AYC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: College of the Sequoias, Visalia, CA. Office of Institutional Research.