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ERIC Number: ED356005
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Sep
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
Remedial Reading Students at Moraine Valley.
Reis, Elizabeth
In an effort to assess the effectiveness of their remedial reading courses, Moraine Valley Community College (MVCC) in Palos Hills, Illinois, undertook a study of the retention, course completion, and graduation rates of students who completed one of three remedial reading courses: RDG-040, basic skills for students reading below the 7th grade level; RDG-070 for students reading between the 7th and 8th grade levels; and RDG-090, critical reading skills for students reading between the 9th and 11th grade levels. The study focused on characteristics and outcomes for 130 students enrolled in RDG-070 and RDG-090 and 90 students enrolled in RDG-040 in fall 1988. Results of the study included the following: (1) for the 130 RDG-070 and RDG-090 students, 60.8% were enrolled full-time, another 60.8% were enrolled in transfer programs or transfer courses, 64.6% were first-time students, and the median age was 19; (2) 72.3% of these students (N=94) completed their reading course with a "C" or better; (3) of these 94 students, 95.7% returned the following semester and 71.3% returned the following year; (4) 21.3% of RDG-070 and RDG-090 completers (n=20) had received a degree from MVCC by spring 1992; (5) 55% of the 90 students in RDG-040 completed the course with a "C" or better; (6) of RDG-040 completers, 80.0% returned the following semester, while 56% returned the following year; and (7) 10.0% of RDG-040 completers (n=5) received a degree from MVCC by the spring of 1992. Data tables are included. (MAB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Moraine Valley Community College., Palos Hills, IL. Office of Institutional Research.