ERIC Number: ED286546
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
College Discovery Pre-Freshman Summer Program: Longitudinal Academic Outcomes for 1985 and 1986 and Program Data for 1987.
Miller, Michael F.
The goal of Queensborough Community College's College Discovery Pre-Freshman Summer Program (PFSP) is to ease the transition from high school into college for entering College Discovery freshmen, and thereby improve their academic performance and increase their chances for retention at the college. An evaluation of the PFSP was conducted in 1987 assessing the summative longitudinal academic performance of the 1985 and 1986 PFSP groups in comparison to a control group of College Discovery students who did not participate in the PFSP program. Findings showed that after four semesters, the 1985 PFSP group, on the average, had a grade point average about 0.35 of a point higher than the control group, and had a retention rate of almost 71% compared to 35% for the control group. The 1986 PFSP group tended to score between the control group and the 1985 PFSP group, with none of the comparisons between the 1986 PFSP and control group reaching statistical significance. Predictors of fourth semester academic performance for the 1985 PFSP group included gender, college information, information-seeking behavior, reading assessment score gains, and college social relationships. Gains analysis is offered on the 1987 group for the 6-week summer program. Supporting tables and figures comprise about half the document. (EJV)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Queensborough Community Coll., Bayside, NY.