ERIC Number: ED307336
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Report to the Board of Higher Education on the Results of the New Jersey College Basic Skills Placement Testing: Fall 1988 Entering Freshmen.
New Jersey Basic Skills Council, Trenton.
This report covers the levels of basic skills (verbal and computational skills and elementary algebra skills) among freshmen admitted to New Jersey's public colleges and universities during 1988. These levels of proficiency are estimated from results of the New Jersey College Basic Skills Placement Test. Designed both to assist colleges in the placement of already admitted students into remedial or first college-level English and mathematics courses and to provide data for this summary report, the test has now been administered in revised and equated forms during each of the last 11 years. The statewide proficiency categories reported reflect the performance of students tested at the campuses of all public institutions of higher education and 11 independent colleges. The results are also separated by public college sectors--county college, state college, Rutgers, and the New Jersey Institute of Technology. This report also presents an 11-year retrospective analysis and notes small improvements in student proficiencies. From March through October of 1988, students tested totaled 48,358; 64% were high school graduates in 1988. Results are provided for reading, sentence skills, essay writing, computation, and elementary algebra. Ten figures, 16 tables, and five appendices provide study data. (TJH)
Descriptors: Algebra, Annual Reports, Basic Skills, College Entrance Examinations, College Freshmen, Community Colleges, Essay Tests, Higher Education, Longitudinal Studies, Mathematics Tests, Reading Tests, Sentences, State Colleges, State Programs, Student Placement, Testing Programs, Verbal Tests
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Jersey Basic Skills Council, Trenton.