ERIC Number: ED382283
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
ENLACE Success Rates Compared to Success Rates of Other Chicano/Latino Students in the Same Courses, Spring 1994. Research Report #861.
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 spring 1994, ENLACE served 169 students, offering sections in ENGL 330 (two levels below Transfer Composition); ENGL 104 (one level below Transfer Composition); ENGL 1A (Transfer Composition); 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) the ENLACE students had a 70% overall success rate, compared to 55% for the 414 other Chicano/Latino students in the same courses and 58% for all Chicano/Latino students taking the courses from 1989-91; (2) ENLACE ENGL 1A students had a success rate of 79%, compared to 47% for all other Chicano/Latino students in ENGL 1A and 68% for Chicano/Latino ENGL 1A students from 1989-91; (3) students in two ENLACE ENGL 104 classes had a combined success rate of 79%, compared to 65% for other Chicano/Latino students in ENGL 104 and 60% for the 1989-91 students; and (4) the success rates of ENLACE students over 9 semesters has been consistently higher than the non-ENLACE students and the 1989-91 Chicano/Latino students. (MAB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: San Jose/Evergreen Community Coll. District, San Jose, CA.