ERIC Number: ED305111
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Jul-12
Academic and Developmental Services End of Year Status Report, 1987-88: Shelby State Community College.
Hobbs, Ruby L., Comp.
This report on the effectiveness of Shelby State Community College's (SSCC) Academic and Developmental Services (A/D) Program consists primarily of statistical tables that describe three cohorts of full- and part-time students; i.e., those currently enrolled students who entered the college in fall 1985, 1986, or 1987. Data are presented on basic skills assessment and course placement, enrollment, retention, grade distributions, and student progress. In addition, the goals of the A/D program are outlined for 1988-89. Highlighted information includes the following: (1) of the 591 students who took the college's assessment test battery in fall 1987, 538 students, representing 88% of the first-time freshmen entering SSCC that term, were placed in remedial and developmental studies courses; (2) 79% of the freshmen who enrolled in remedial and/or developmental courses in fall 1985 returned to SSCC in winter 1986, 52% returned in spring 1986, 39% returned in fall 1986, and 17% returned in fall 1987; (3) retention rates were consistently higher for A/D students than non-A/D students; and (4) in fall 1987, 52.2% of the students enrolled in A/D reading courses received a grade of "A," while only 5% of the students enrolled in A/D writing courses and 9% of the students enrolled in A/D mathematics courses received an "A". (AJL)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Basic Skills, Community Colleges, Developmental Studies Programs, Educational Testing, Enrollment, Grades (Scholastic), High Risk Students, Program Effectiveness, Remedial Programs, Student Placement, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Withdrawal (Education)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Shelby State Community Coll., Memphis, TN.