ERIC Number: ED311768
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
1986 Prefreshman Summer Program. An Interim Report.
Everson, Howard T.; And Others
The results of an interim evaluation of the Prefreshman Summer Basic Skills Program at the City University of New York are presented. The program provided instruction to prefreshmen needing remediation in one or more of the basic skills of reading, writing, and mathematics. In an effort the provide effective remedial instruction and to facilitate students' transition to college, the program featured small-group instruction, peer tutoring, and counseling. Results include the following: prefreshman basic skills instruction delivered over the summer is effective; retention rates showed more than 90% of the 1,414 participants completed the program and subsequently enrolled as freshmen; 46% of English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) students progressed in reading and 61% in writing; and students began their freshman year with a sense of familiarity and firsthand knowledge of the college and its services. Six recommendations include: develop ESL instructional components; use instruction in computer skills and study strategies to augment basic skills instruction; and pay more attention to support services available over the summer. Contains 4 references. (SM)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Basic Skills, College Bound Students, College Freshmen, College Preparation, Educational Quality, High School Graduates, High Schools, Higher Education, Language Skills, Mathematics Skills, Reading Skills, Skill Development, Student Development, Summer Programs, Writing Skills
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY.