ERIC Number: ED283585
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Apr-23
Reference Count: 0
Identification of High Risk Students from Matriculation Information.
Sandusky, Sam T.
A study was conducted at Sacramento City College (California) to determine the possibility of identifying high-risk students from information available from applications, assessment results, transcripts, and college enrollment data. Fall 1985 grade point averages (GPA) and progress percentages were used for high or low risk determination. Study findings, based on an analysis of available matriculation data on a random sample of 680 students drawn from the 13,599 students registered for fall 1985, indicated that the following groups were at higher risk when entering college: (1) high school graduates/seniors with no transcript or with a low high school GPA; (2) non-high school graduates; (3) undeclared majors; (4) re-entry students, especially males and those returning within 5 years of leaving college; (5) students with low assessment test scores or with no assessment scores; (6) students not attempting or completing writing and mathematics classes; and (7) underrepresented minorities. A list of data elements and detailed findings are provided. (EJV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Northern California Community Colleges Research Group.
Authoring Institution: N/A