ERIC Number: ED282492
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: 0
Evaluating Remedial Education Programs. AIR Professional File.
Bers, Trudy H.
AIR Professional File, n29 Spr 1987
The special nature of remedial programs and the variance in definitions, components, purposes, and structures are discussed to help institutional researchers design program evaluations. The term "remedial program" is used to refer to any combination of courses, support services, testing, placement practices, and institutional policies that are designed specifically for students who fail to meet standards in reading, writing, computation, or other skills deemed essential for success in college-level work at any given institution. Attention is directed to the following components that differentiate among programs: program objectives, credit and grades, modes of instruction, timing and duration of remedial education activities in a student's college studies, and the status and characteristics of remedial faculty and staff. The following five types of evaluation criteria are considered: input or efforts (resources), performance (results or outcomes), adequacy of performance, efficiency, and process. Additional topics include: the classification of students for remedial programs, testing and placement, and organization and funding for remedial programs. Appended is an outline for designing remedial education programs. (SW)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, College Programs, Developmental Studies Programs, Educational Testing, Evaluation Criteria, Financial Support, Higher Education, Institutional Research, Program Evaluation, Remedial Programs, Student Placement
Association for Institutional Research, 314 Stone Building, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306-3038.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Institutional Research.
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