ERIC Number: ED319427
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: 0
Developmental Studies Department Special Services Project: Rockland Community College, 1988-1989.
Brown, Janet R.; And Others
Rockland Community College's (RCC) Developmental Studies Department serves students in need of remedial/developmental education, and more than 40% of RCC's entering freshmen are enrolled in the department yearly. The federally funded Special Services Project provides supplemental tutorial services for the most severely financially and educationally disadvantaged students enrolled in Developmental Studies courses. Part I of this report describes the department, which provides assessment, placement, and advisement services, College Skills and English as a Second Language (ESL) courses, and tutorial services. This section also describes the physical facilities of the department. Part II describes the 1988-89 activities and accomplishments of the Special Services Project, including a description of sites at which courses and services were offered, a profile of the clientele, staff development activities of program personnel, efforts to improve articulation with other college personnel, and the results of a student evaluation of the program. Part III provides a summative evaluation of the project, focusing on the achievement gains of students enrolled in College Skills courses in reading, writing, and mathematics. Part IV presents a comparative analysis of the student populations served by RCC's ESL, College Skills, and Special Services programs, and of the students served at the three different ESL sites. Finally, Part V presents conclusions and recommendations. RCC's competency assessment policy is appended. (AYC)
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Community Colleges, Developmental Studies Programs, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Counseling, Educational Testing, English (Second Language), High Risk Students, Outcomes of Education, Performance Contracts, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Remedial Instruction, Remedial Programs, Student Placement, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Rockland Community Coll., Suffern, NY.