ERIC Number: ED330414
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Relationship between Student Progress in College and Successful Completion of English and LERN Classes. Focus Study. AB 1725 Accountability Model Study.
Tronvig, Jill; And Others
In 1990, a study was conducted at Mt. San Antonio College to examine the relationship between students' successful completion of English and Learning Resources Network (LERN) courses and the completion of other college courses during the same semester. The study population included all students who were enrolled in either English 1A, 68, 67, or LERN 76 courses during the fall terms 1987, 1988, and 1989. Over the 3-year period, these four courses enrolled a total of 7,230, 8,201, 3,369, and 1,325 students, respectively. Successful students were defined as those who received a grade of "C" or better in the English or LERN courses. Study findings included the following: (1) 64.5% of the total population of successful English 1A students and 60.8% of successful English 68 students also completed two or more additional classes in the same semester, as compared to 37.2% of the unsuccessful students; (2) 63.6% of the successful LERN 76 students also completed two or more additional classes in the same semester, compared to only 20.1% of the unsuccessful students, and only 22.3% of the students who withdrew from the LERN courses; (3) 43.1% of the successful English 67 students completed two or more other fall term classes, compared with 20.6% of the unsuccessful students; (4) there was a strong relationship between students' grades in English 1A, English 68, English 67, and LERN 76 and total units completed in the same term; and (5) results were similar across all three terms for each class studied. For each of the courses studied, graphs providing year-by-year data and three-semester data summaries are included. (JMC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
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Authoring Institution: Mount San Antonio Community Coll. District, Walnut, CA.