ERIC Number: ED354936
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Mar-2
Reference Count: N/A
Evergreen Valley College Success Rates for Hispanic Enlace Students Compared to Other Hispanics in the Same Courses, Fall 1992. Research Report #489.
Kangas, Jon; Ramirez, Ed
A study was performed in the Fall of 1992 at Evergreen Valley College, in San Jose, California, to measure the effectiveness of the college's Enlace program, a combination of instructional, counseling and tutorial services designed to help Chicano/Latino students successfully complete the cognitive core areas of general/transfer education. The core areas/courses in the Enlace program include Basic Writing (English 330/104), College Composition (English 1A), Algebra (Math 12 and 13) and Natural Science 10A. The survey focused on outcomes of 136 Hispanic Enlace students enrolled in core courses in fall 1992 and defined success as the receipt of a grade of "A,""B," or "C" or credit. Results of the survey included the following: (1) the overall success rate for Enlace students was 65%, while all other Hispanic students had a success rate of 49%; (2) Hispanic Enlace students in English 330 had a success rate of 80%, higher than all other Hispanics (53%) and all other English 330 students (62%); (3) the success rate of 72% for Enlace students in English 104 compared favorably to the rate of 54% for other Hispanic students and 60% for all other students; (4) Enlace students in English 1A also had a higher success rate (76%) than all other Hispanics (58%) and all other students (64%); (5) while Enlace students performed better than other Hispanics in Math 12 (47% compared to 35%), they did not perform as well as all other students, who registered a 52% success rate; and (6) in Natural Science 10A, Enlace students had a 56% success rate, compared to 34% for all other Hispanics and 39% for all other students. A brief description of the program is given and data tables are included. (MAB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Core Curriculum, Educational Needs, Grades (Scholastic), Hispanic American Students, Hispanic Americans, Minority Groups, Outcomes of Education, Performance, Program Evaluation, Student Evaluation, Tables (Data), Tutoring, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: San Jose/Evergreen Community Coll. District, San Jose, CA.