ERIC Number: ED311769
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
1987 Prefreshman Summer Program. An Evaluation Report.
Wiener, Harvey S.; And Others
A report of the results of the City University of New York's 1987 Prefreshman Summer Program is presented. The 6-week summer program offers instruction to prefreshmen in one or more of the basic skills of reading, writing, and mathematics. Small-group instruction, peer tutoring, and counseling are available. Statistics indicate the following: for the third consecutive year, program enrollments have dramatically increased (up nearly 200% in 1987); enrollment of English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) students was up more than 300% in 1987; program completion rates showed over 90% of the 2,705 participants completed the program and subsequently enrolled as freshmen; over 62% of the ESL students progressed in reading and 64% in writing; and most students completed basic skills requirements prior to their freshman year, increasing the likelihood of continuing academic success. Eleven recommendations include: plan and execute recruitment activities as early as possible; develop comprehensive ESL instructional components; use instruction in computer skills and study strategies as much as possible; emphasize flexible scheduling; and structure faculty development programs in advance. Contains 5 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.