ERIC Number: ED382281
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Nov
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ENLACE Success Rates Compared to Success Rates of Other Chicano/Latino Students in the Same Courses, Fall 1993. Research Report #766.
The mission of the ENLACE Program at Evergreen Valley College and San Jose City College is to increase the educational success, retention, and transfer rates of Chicano/Latino students. Now in its 10th year, ENLACE is an academic program emphasizing the successful completion of the cognitive core areas of general/transfer education and provides a combination of instruction, counseling, and mentoring. In fall 1993, ENLACE served 198 Chicano/Latino students, with sections offered in ENGL 330 (two levels below Transfer Composition); ENGL 104 (one level below Transfer Composition); ENGL 1A (Transfer Composition); Math 12 (Algebra); Guidance 137 (Special Topics) and Natural Science 10A. Outcomes for ENLACE students, defining success as the receipt of an A, B, C, or credit grade, included the following: (1) ENLACE students had a 71% overall success rate, compared to 57% for the 439 other Chicano/Latino students in the same courses and 55% for all Chicano/Latino students taking the course from 1989-91; (2) ENLACE ENGL 1A students had a success rate of 70%, compared to a 61% success rate for all other Chicano/Latino students in ENGL 1A and a 68% success rate for 1989-91 Chicano/Latino students taking the course; (3) students in two ENLACE ENGL 104 classes had a combined success rate of 88%, compared to 63% for other Chicano/Latino students in ENGL 104 and 60% for the 1989-91 students; and (4) ENLACE students' success rates were also higher than non-ENLACE Latino/Chicano students in Math 12 and Natural Science 10A. (MAB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: San Jose/Evergreen Community Coll. District, San Jose, CA.