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ERIC Number: ED331018
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
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Characteristics of Freshmen in a College Remedial Reading Program.
Lambert, Judy C.; And Others
A study looked at the students enrolled in the college remedial reading program at the University of Arkansas at Monticello. Subjects were 171 students who were placed in the program. The study examined the characteristics of students who exited the reading program in one semester, those who persisted for two semesters to complete the requirement, and those who dropped out of school during the first semester. The major differences between the three groups of students who were required to take reading were in test scores, racial make-up, sex, and age. The group of one-semester completers had the highest test scores and were predominantly white, whereas the two semester persisters and reading dropouts were predominantly black. The dropouts were disproportionately older than the other two groups. This information allows the administration and staff to adapt the reading program to better accomplish its goals. (Three tables of data are included.) (MG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A