ERIC Number: ED328321
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Entry-Level Testing Results for All Credit Students Enrolled at Miami-Dade Community College during Fall Term 1989.
Einspruch, Eric; Downing, Sherry
A study was conducted of the entry-level basic skills performance of all credit students enrolled at Miami-Dade Community College (M-DCC) in fall 1989. The study examined demographic data and scores on the Comparative Guidance and Placement (CGP) Program Test, American College Testing (ACT) program exam, Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), Florida Multiple Assessment Programs and Services Test (FL-MAPS), and English Placement Test (EPT). Findings included the following: (1) of the 49,145 students enrolled in fall 1989, 42,970 (87%) had written at least one subtest of the SAT, ACT, FL-MAPS, or CGP; (2) of the 35,673 students who had written all three subtests of one these tests, 60% did not pass at least one subtest; (3) 5,892 (96%) of the 6,124 students who wrote the EPT failed it and were required to begin English-as-a-Second-Language courses; (4) 65% (N=27,156) of the entire cohort were required to enroll in courses below the college level; (5) of students who had written either the CGP, ACT, SAT, or FL-MAPS, 68% passed the reading subtest, 70% passed the writing subtest, and 59% passed the mathematics subtest; (6) on the reading and writing subtests, White non-Hispanics had the highest pass rates, followed by Hispanics and then Black non-Hispanics, while on the mathematics subtest, White non-Hispanics and Hispanics both had 60% pass rates and Blacks a 51% pass rate; and (7) the majority of students taking the EPT exam were Hispanic. (GFW)
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Academic Aptitude, Basic Skills, College Entrance Examinations, Community Colleges, English (Second Language), Language Proficiency, Mathematics Tests, Minority Groups, Multicampus Districts, Reading Tests, Scores, Standardized Tests, Testing Programs, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Writing Tests
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Miami-Dade Community Coll., FL. Office of Institutional Research.