ERIC Number: ED342352
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Effectiveness of Remedial Programs in New Jersey Public Colleges and Universities, Fall 1987-Spring 1989.
New Jersey Basic Skills Council, Trenton.
This report summarizes the success of 115 remedial programs in each sector of New Jersey higher education, and uses outcome standards to categorize the patterns of strength and weakness observed in the data from individual college programs. Among the topics discussed are the following: the design of the assessment process; statewide and sector overviews; and the results of individual program evaluations for each college (n=32) and recommendations based on these findings. The overall conclusion from the assessments is that New Jersey public institutions are meeting the mandates of the New Jersey Board of Education on testing and enrolling full-time students, but can improve with part-time students. The report, however, reveals three chronic areas of concern for several institutions: (1) inadequate reporting; (2) the practice of granting graduation credits for some remedial courses; and (3) the practice of some institutions of employing placement procedures and/or cutting scores which are below the minimum suggested by the Basic Skills Council. Appendices provide reporting guidelines, the standards used for evaluating remedial programs, and the background of the consultant's report on graduation credit for remedial/developmental courses. (GLR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Credits, College Outcomes Assessment, Comparative Analysis, Developmental Studies Programs, Educational Assessment, Educationally Disadvantaged, Enrollment, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education, Outcomes of Education, Program Evaluation, Public Schools, Remedial Programs, Skill Development, Standards
Basic Skills Assessment Program, New Jersey Department of Higher Education, 20 West State Street, CN 542, Trenton, NJ 08625.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: New Jersey Basic Skills Council, Trenton.
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey