ERIC Number: ED334915
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Feb-12
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The University of Louisville Tutoring Program: 1986-1987 Operations and Outcomes.
Hudson, J. Blaine
This study reviewed the organization and operations of the University Tutoring Program at the University of Louisville (Kentucky) through the 1986-1987 academic year. The study also described the demographic and academic characteristics of the year's tutoring population and analyzed the outcomes of the use of tutoring services. A database for the 970 students who received tutoring was created and subjected to descriptive statistical analysis. Of the 970 students, most (57.8%) were female; 37% were minority (31% black); and of the black students, 71% were female. The student pool represented nearly all academic/enrollment units, with a large number being freshmen and sophomores. Black female students, academically under-prepared students, and transfer students all were present in significant numbers. Analysis of outcomes of using tutoring services found that students most often earned passing grades in the course for which they received tutoring and their academic performance correlated positively with frequency of tutoring attendance. Students with lower standardized testing scores benefitted more, while average and above average students derived substantial though less significant benefit. Appendices list courses for which tutoring was requested, and present data on the relationship between college admission test scores, tutoring attendance, and grades. (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Louisville Univ., KY. Preparatory Div.