ERIC Number: ED311760
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
1988 Prefreshman Summer Program. An Evaluation Report.
Wiener, Harvey S.; Everson, Howard T.
The results of the City University of New York's 1988 Prefreshman Summer Program are presented, noting that the program provides small group instruction, peer tutoring, and counseling in an effort to offer both effective instruction in one or more of the basic skills of reading, writing, and mathematics and to facilitate students' transition from high school to college. Information is included on program growth, the students, achievement (reading, writing, and mathematics), and transition to college. Highlights include the following: for the fourth consecutive year, program enrollments have dramatically increased; enrollment of English-as-a-Second-Language students was up 70% in 1988; some colleges offered flexible programs to provide services to a wider audience; and many students acquired computer skills and study strategies that better enabled them to manage the demands of college. Some of the 14 recommendations are: instruction in computer skills should augment basic skills instruction whenever possible; colleges should expand efforts to provide well-structured training programs for tutors; and as student numbers increase, campuses should see their commitment to the summer program as a year-round activity. Two appendices offer comments from the coordinators and program highlights. Contains 6 references. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data
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Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. Office of Academic Affairs.