ERIC Number: ED300053
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Mercer County Community College Remedial Program Assessment, August 1988. Two Year Follow-Up of the Fall 1986 Cohort.
This assessment of New Jersey's Mercer County Community College's (MCCC's) remedial program provides a program overview, results of a two-year follow-up of fall 1986 remedial students, and comparative data from previous years. The program overview examines policies and procedures concerning placement criteria, exit standards, program acceptance, academic standards, longitudinal tracking, and students with limited English proficiency. In addition, this section presents information on courses, facilities, and staffing; as well as MCCC's reading and writing programs, and computation and algebra courses. The next section focuses on the students enrolled in remedial courses in fall 1986, including data on the number of full- and part-time students tested, identified for remediation, and enrolled in remedial courses. This section also offers information on the students' completion of remedial courses; performance in college-level courses; and pre- and post-testing results. Next, data on student outcomes are compared for fall 1983, 1984, and 1985 groups. Finally, major findings and trends are summarized, indicating that an average of 79% of the enrolled students completed remedial courses in reading, 80% in writing, 71% in computation, and 71% in algebra; and that remedial students had higher return rates, but lower grade point averages than students who entered MCCC with college-level skills. (AJL)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mercer County Community Coll., Trenton, NJ.