ERIC Number: ED274290
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Oct
Reference Count: 0
College Level Remediation. Fast Response Survey System Report No. 19.
Cahalan, Margaret; And Others
Findings of a national survey of remedial studies in two- and four-year colleges are presented. Data were reported for the 1983-1984 academic year. The study focused on providing estimates of the: number and type of remedial courses offered; percent of freshmen needing and taking courses; changes in enrollment; program characteristics such as type of credit and requirement status; and program outcome as measured by course completion, retention, and self-evaluation. Remedial studies were defined as any program, course, or other activity for students lacking the necessary skills to perform college-level work required by the institution. Data are presented in the following categories: all institutions, and institutions classified by type (two-year, four-year), control (public, private), admission criteria, geographic region, size, and minority status. Estimates are weighted to produce national estimates. Estimates of percent of students needing, enrolled in, and completing remedial courses, and percent of student retained, are weighted by total first year enrollment. All other estimates are per school not per student. Appendices provide information on the Fast Response Survey System of the National Center for Education Statistics, the survey methodology, and standard errors of statistics. The questionnaire is included. (SW)
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Basic Skills, College Freshmen, College Programs, Credit Courses, Developmental Studies Programs, Enrollment Trends, High Risk Students, Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics, National Surveys, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Remedial Mathematics, Remedial Programs, Remedial Reading, Writing Instruction
Department of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement, Special Services Division, Publications Branch, 80 F Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20208.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Center for Statistics (ED/OERI), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Westat Research, Inc., Rockville, MD.
Note: Survey questionnaire may not reproduce well due to small print size.