ERIC Number: ED340801
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
SEEK and College Discovery Summer Programs: Prefreshman, English-As-A Second Language, Postfreshman, and Science, Mathematics & Technology Institutes. 1990 Evaluation Report.
Bengis, Laraine; And Others
This study evaluates four summer programs (two prefreshman programs, one postfreshman program, and a Science, Mathematics, and Technology Institute) designed to assist at-risk college students in the City University of New York. Section I describes the two prefreshman programs: (1) the SEEK and College Discovery Prefreshman Summer Program, which provides 6 weeks of basic skills instruction in reading, writing, and mathematics; and (2) the SEEK English-As-A Second Language Prefreshman Summer Program, which offers 6 weeks of intensive English as a Second Language instruction. Using course completion and fall registration rates and pretest and posttest scores as evaluation measures, both programs were found to be effective. Section II describes the evaluation of the 1990 Postfreshman Summer Program, which is designed to meet the needs of continuing students who had encountered difficulty or had not yet met minimum university skill standards. Pretests and posttests, completion rates, and a student survey found high rates of completion and increased score levels especially in reading and mathematics. Section III presents the findings of the evaluation of the 1990 Summer Science, Mathematics, and Technology Institute. Completion rates and testing results indicate that this program made a significant contribution in preparing students for more advanced college-level mathematics and science courses. The high completion rates especially attest to its effectiveness. Included are 12 graphs, two data tables, and six references. (JB)
Descriptors: College Students, English (Second Language), High Risk Students, Higher Education, Mathematics Instruction, Program Evaluation, Reading Instruction, Remedial Instruction, Remedial Programs, Science Instruction, Summer Programs, Technical Education, Urban Universities, Writing Instruction
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. Office of Student Affairs and Special Programs.