ERIC Number: ED346916
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Assessing Program Effectiveness: It's a Tough Job, but Somebody's Got To Do It. The Annual Report of the South Plains College Learning Center, Levelland, Texas, 1991-92.
Platt, Gail M.
An assessment of the activities of the Learning Center (LC) at South Plains College is provided in this 1991-92 annual report. Introductory material describes the scope of the LC's operations, including reading and study skills remediation, developmental communications instruction, collegiate instruction in reading and human development, peer tutoring, computer-aided instruction, independent study opportunities, and workshops and seminars for all students at the college. Next, the report presents demographic information on the students served, including their Texas Academic Skills Program (TASP) status and scores. Following a section which reports the results of a survey soliciting faculty evaluations of the Center, tutoring activities and courses taught in the LC are reviewed. An assessment of program effectiveness is provided in the next section, which looks at reading remediation in terms of course completion rates, passing rates on exit tests, retention rates, student evaluation of courses, and faculty evaluations. This section also discusses other effectiveness measures, other remedial courses ("Developmental Communications" and "College Success"), and noncourse-based remediation. The next two sections analyze data on the LC Lab and success seminars. Following discussions of program goals for 1992-93 and the effects of TASP implementation, the report concludes with a commentary on the future of academic support activities and remedial instruction at community colleges. Appendixes include data on remedial reading courses, guidelines for non-center-based remediation, and a sample student contract for reading improvement. Additional attachments provide LC statistics, a statistical overview, and verbatim faculty comments. (JSP)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: South Plains Coll., Levelland, TX.