ERIC Number: ED345823
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
The Annual Research Report, 1990-1991.
Von Wald, Stephen C.
An overview of Minnesota's Arrowhead Community College Region's (ACCR's) comprehensive student outcomes program is provided in this annual research report, reviewing activities and data for the 1990-91 academic year. First, introductory material discusses the national movement to measure institutional effectiveness, ACCR's efforts to assess both institutional and learner outcomes, the research reports prepared as part of this effort, and the scope and purpose of this annual report. Next, part 1 analyzes student success and retention data for the seven Arrowhead colleges, focusing on student enrollment trends since 1986, student tracking procedures for fall 1989 and fall 1990 cohorts, retention figures, grade point averages, credits attempted and completed, college transfers, graduates and degrees, and developmental education. Among the findings included in this section are that while only 35.1% of all students enrolling in 1989 had completed two academic years of college, 50.5% of full-time students were retained. Student assessment is addressed in part 2 which provides a summary of data gathered from the Computerized Testing and Placement Program (CAPP), covering general information on student characteristics, as well as students' educational background, college plans, and recommended placement. An appendix, which constitutes the bulk of the report, consists of detailed tables which provide data aggregated by ACCR member colleges (i.e., Duluth, Fond du Lac, Hibbing, Itasca, Mesabi, Rainy River, Vermilion), as well as for the community college region as a whole). (JSP)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Aspiration, Academic Persistence, College Outcomes Assessment, Community Colleges, School Demography, School Holding Power, School Statistics, Student Characteristics, Student Educational Objectives, Student Placement, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arrowhead Community Coll. Region, Grand Rapids, MN.