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ERIC Number: ED379553
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Pages: 21
Abstractor: N/A
The Relationship between Black Student Level of Academic Success and Academic Advisement: A Case Study.
Watson, Zarus E. P.; And Others
American colleges and universities are losing more and more students between their freshman and sophomore years. This problem is even more pronounced among Black and/or open-admissions institutions. This study investigates the relationship between student academic performance and academic advisement at the collegiate level. The sample consists of the academic records of 110 Black American, first-year students at a predominantly Black, urban, public university located in the southern United States. The sample was divided into two groups: (1) students (N=62) who either successfully completed basic/remedial course work or who were exempted due to test (ACT/SAT) scores; and (2) students (N=48) who were required to take basic/remedial course work but either did not successfully pass or were ill-advised to bypass the courses. When measuring and comparing the subjects' between-group performance in a course deemed by college authorities as requiring 12th-grade reading, writing, and comprehension skills, the results revealed a statistically significant difference between the two groups. The findings support the idea that advising procedures in colleges and universities can have a profound effect on the subsequent academic performance levels of students. Two bar graphs illustrate the statistical conclusions. Contains 19 references. (RJM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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