ERIC Number: ED275370
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
A Study of the Success Rate of Late Admits in Freshman English at the Two-Year College. Working Paper 2-86.
Sova, Ann D.
In fall 1985, a study was conducted at Broome Community College (BCC) in Binghamton, New York, to determine whether students who added a class on or after the first class meeting (i.e., late admits) were at greater risk of withdrawing or failing than students who registered on time (i.e., regular admits). Final grades awarded to students in ENG 090 (a non-credit developmental writing course) and ENG 110 (the required freshman composition course) were examined, yielding the following results: (1) of the 1,673 students enrolled in the two courses in fall 1985, 76.1% finished with a grade of D or better; (2) the passing rate in ENG 110 (78.3%) was higher than that for ENG 090 (47.6%); (3) 14.6% of the ENG 090 students withdrew and 21.8% failed the course, compared with 16.5% of the ENG 110 students who withdrew and 4.5% who failed; (4) among regular admits, 81.10% passed the courses, 1.88% failed, 15.98% withdrew, and 1.04% received an incomplete; (5) among late admits, 50.43% passed, 26.92% failed, 19.23% withdrew, and 3.42% received an incomplete; and (6) among late admits, 52.8% passed ENG 110, but only 38.5% passed ENG 090. (LAL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Broome Community Coll., Binghamton, NY. Inst. for Community Coll. Research.