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ERIC Number: ED311769
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Jan
Pages: 27
Abstractor: N/A
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)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY.