ERIC Number: ED356005
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Remedial Reading Students at Moraine Valley.
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)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Community Colleges, Grades (Scholastic), High Risk Students, Longitudinal Studies, Outcomes of Education, Program Effectiveness, Remedial Programs, Remedial Reading, School Holding Power, Student Characteristics, Success, Tables (Data), Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Moraine Valley Community College., Palos Hills, IL. Office of Institutional Research.