ERIC Number: ED348083
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-May
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Development of a Placement Guide for Noncredit Remedial Courses Offered at Mercer County Community College.
Barchi, Patricia H.
In 1992, a study was conducted at the James Kerney Campus (JKC) of Mercer County Community College in New Jersey to develop a placement guide for noncredit remedial courses. Although the majority of students attending JKC required academic skill remediation before enrolling in regular college courses, a placement guide for non-credit remediation had not yet been developed. Course schedules and descriptions, teaching methodologies, and skill tests and cutoff scores for all noncredit remedial programs and courses offered at JKC were collected. These data, along with the results of a literature review, were used to create the placement guide. An ad hoc committee, composed of five counselors and seven remediation instructors, met four times to provide input on the guide's content and design, and to review both the first draft and the final version. The resulting noncredit remedial placement guide included the following components: (1) college mission statement; (2) introduction/statement of purpose; (3) overview/benefits; (4) English as a Second Language, Basic Literacy, and Adult Basic Education/High School Equivalency Preparation (ABE/GED) program descriptions (including placement tests used, initial placement options based on test scores, course titles and schedules, maximum enrollments, teaching methodologies, and advising recommendations); and (5) a list of college and community support services. Appendixes provide Mercer's credit remedial placement chart; the procedures manual for noncredit offerings, for college catalog development, and for counseling services; and the noncredit remedial placement guide. (JMC)
Descriptors: Admissions Counseling, Community Colleges, Educational Counseling, Educationally Disadvantaged, English (Second Language), High School Equivalency Programs, Literacy Education, Literature Reviews, Material Development, Noncredit Courses, Program Guides, Remedial Programs, Student Placement, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
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