ERIC Number: ED345617
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
College Remedial Studies: Institutional Practices in the SREB States.
Abraham, Ansley A., Jr.
A study was done of the specific program characteristics of remedial and developmental programs at institutions of higher education in the 15 states of the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB). The data and findings were part of a larger survey of public and private colleges and universities by SREB which examined remedial enrollment and the organization and operation of remedial programs. Highlights of the findings include the following: (1) over four-fifths of the colleges and universities in the region have written policies to govern the placement of academically under-prepared students; (2) nearly 125 combinations of about 75 different tests in the areas of reading, writing, and mathematics are used to place students in either degree credit or remedial courses; (3) 85 percent of responding institutions offered at least one remedial course in reading, writing, or mathematics; and (4) reforms of the 1980s have all but eliminated the controversy over the awarding of degree credit for remedial studies. Following a conclusion, eight recommendations are presented. Included are 17 tables, an appendix listing the placement tests used by institutions in the SREB states, and 5 references. (JB)
Descriptors: Credits, Developmental Studies Programs, Educational Testing, Higher Education, Private Colleges, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Public Colleges, Remedial Instruction, Remedial Mathematics, Remedial Programs, Remedial Reading, Student Placement
SREB Information Office, 592 Tenth Street, N.W., Atlanta, GA 30318-5790 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.