ERIC Number: ED330822
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Sep-30
Reference Count: N/A
Curriculum Development--Learning Center. Final Report.
A project at Manor Junior College, Pennsylvania, developed further and implemented the tutoring programs in the Learning Center and integrated them with the Computer Tutorials Program. The objective was to increase retention and graduation rates and academic success of students enrolled in vocational programs. The reading, writing, and peer tutor programs were already well established; the mathematics and Probationary Assigned Supervised Study (PASS) programs were developed and implemented. The Learning Center Director tested all entering freshmen in reading, writing, and mathematics skills. Students scoring below a certain competency level were mandated to take remedial courses and attend the Learning Center for intensive tutoring. Vocational course instructors mandated other students to the Learning Center. Still others came voluntarily. All students were made aware of Center services during Freshman Orientation and through posters and other advertising. The director administered posttests and tracked students' course grades for each subject tutored. Posttest results revealed that over 50 percent of students raised scores in the tutored subject by at least 10 percentile points. Of students in the PASS program, 49 percent were able to remove their probationary status. (Appendixes include mean Scholastic Aptitude Test scores; placement test results; and comparisons of pre- and posttest results.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Computer Oriented Programs, Curriculum Development, Educational Research, Learning Laboratories, Pretests Posttests, Remedial Instruction, Remedial Mathematics, Remedial Programs, Remedial Reading, School Holding Power, Student Evaluation, Tutorial Programs, Tutoring, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education, Writing Instruction
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Vocational and Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: Manor Junior Coll., Jenkintown, PA.