ERIC Number: ED310835
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Academic and Developmental Services End of Year Status Report, 1988-89.
Hobbs, Ruby L.
The tables presented in this report measure the effectiveness of Shelby State Community College's Academic and Developmental Services (ADS) Division, providing data on assessment and placement results, enrollment, retention, grade distribution, and progress of currently enrolled students who entered the college in fall 1987 or 1988. Highlighted findings include the following: (1) in fall 1988, 656 students or approximately 63% of SSCC's first-time freshmen were placed in remedial and developmental studies courses; (2) of these students, 233 were white, 421 were black, 431 were female, and 451 were under 21 years of age; (3) in fall 1988, 646 full-time freshmen actually enrolled in basic or developmental courses, and, of these, 487 returned in spring 1989; (4) grade distributions remained fairly constant between summer 1988 and spring 1989; and (5) since fall 1985, 790 students have successfully completed all ADS requirements and are currently enrolled in college-level courses. Also included in the report are statements of the assumptions, goals/objectives, and strategic actions of the Languages and Literature, Reading, Testing, Math and Methodology, Tutoring, and Student Support Services components of the ADS. Concluding comments indicate that, overall, students who completed remediation performed slightly better than students who did not need remediation. (JMC)
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Community Colleges, Developmental Studies Programs, Enrollment Trends, Grades (Scholastic), Outcomes of Education, Program Effectiveness, Remedial Instruction, Student Characteristics, Student Educational Objectives, Student Evaluation, Student Placement, Tables (Data), Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Shelby State Community Coll., Memphis, TN.