ERIC Number: ED382282
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jul
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AFFIRM Success Rates Compared to Success Rates of Other African-American Students in the Same Courses, Fall 1993. Research Report #848.
Project AFFIRM (African-American First Investment Return Module) was established at Evergreen Community College in fall 1989 as a comprehensive academic and support program to help African-American students achieve their college transfer or associate degree goals. AFFIRM courses have the same content as traditional courses, but utilize non-traditional delivery and intervention strategies and are taught by culture-specific role model teachers. Supportive services include academic and personal counseling, tutoring, mentoring, economic literacy and self-esteem workshops, scholarships, and book and personal emergency loans. In fall 1993, 110 students were enrolled in 6 classes offered through the project: English Composition (English 1A); Fundamentals of Composition (English 104); Improvement of Writing (English 330); Fundamentals of Chemistry (Chemistry 15); College Study Techniques (Guidance 95); and Algebra I (Mathematics 12). Compared to other African-American students taking the same courses, AFFIRM students had a lower success rate (43% versus 56%). AFFIRM students had a noticeably lower success rate than non-AFFIRM African-American students in English 104 (48% versus 67%), and a lower success rate in English 1A (31% versus 50%), Mathematics 12 (29% versus 47%), and English 330 (67% versus 88%). AFFIRM students did outperform non-Affirm students in Chemistry 15 (40% versus 33%) and Guidance 95 (59% versus 50%). In addition, over 8 semesters the total success rate for AFFIRM students in English 330 was 61%, compared to 45% for other English 330 African-American students. (MAB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
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Authoring Institution: San Jose/Evergreen Community Coll. District, San Jose, CA.