ERIC Number: ED376883
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Mar-3
Reference Count: N/A
ADELANTE Success Rates Compared to Success Rates of Other Latino Students in the Same Courses, Fall 1990-Spring 1993. Research Report #743.
Kangas, Jon; And Others
San Jose City College's ADELANTE Program is a year-long program that seeks to engender a social, cultural, and political consciousness to increase pride in Latino identity, and commitment to endeavors contributing to lifelong success. The program is committed to increasing the recruitment, retention, and graduation and transfer rates of Latino students. ADELANTE began in fall 1990 as the result of a Title III Grant in developmental education. The program is modeled on the ENLACE program at Evergreen Valley College, with the addition of a career planning course. The ADELANTE Program currently serves 30 students. ADELANTE classes that were offered from fall 1990 through spring 1993 were Basic Writing, Guidance 96 (career planning), and English 1A (Transfer Composition). The overall success rate of ADELANTE students over the first six semesters of the program was 67%, compared to 53% for Latino students in non-ADELANTE comparison sections, and 57% for all other students. Over six semesters, ADELANTE students had higher success rates than the other Latino students; however, most ADELANTE sections had small numbers of students so caution should be used in generalizing from data for a single semester's comparisons. Overall, the ADELANTE program seems to be achieving its goal of greater success for Latino students. (KP)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
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Authoring Institution: San Jose/Evergreen Community Coll. District, San Jose, CA.