ERIC Number: ED311748
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Effectiveness of Remedial Programs in Public Colleges and Universities, Fall 1984--Spring 1986.
New Jersey State Dept. of Higher Education, Trenton. New Jersey Basic Skills Council.
An evaluation is presented of the remedial programs in each of New Jersey's 32 public colleges and universities. The academic outcome of full-time students entering in fall 1984 is tracked over four semesters. This analysis combines measures of the colleges' administrative efficiency in testing and enrolling students in needed remedial courses, reviews of placement criteria, and multiple statistical indicators of remedial program effectiveness. The following topics are addressed: (1) assessment design; (2) the colleges (college profiles); (3) four-semester overview (testing, placement and course enrollment, reading, writing, computation, and elementary algebra); and (4) recommendations. Reporting guidelines and data tables for individual college programs are appended. (KM)
Descriptors: Algebra, Basic Skills, College Programs, Developmental Studies Programs, Educational Assessment, Higher Education, Mathematics Skills, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Public Colleges, Reading Skills, Remedial Programs, Student Placement, Writing Skills
Basic Skills Assessment Program, New Jersey Department of Higher Education, 20 West State St., CN 542, Trenton, NJ 08625.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Jersey State Dept. of Higher Education, Trenton. New Jersey Basic Skills Council.
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey