ERIC Number: ED390485
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Jun
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The Transfer Ready Model: A Companion Measure to the Intersegmental Transfer Rate.
Rasor, Richard A.; Barr, James E.
The transfer ready model was developed at American River College, in California, because of limitations with traditional methods for calculating community college to university transfer rates. The transfer ready model uses a percentage derived from a ratio of two student counts: the number of transfer ready students divided by the number of transfer directed students, multiplied by 100. Transfer directed students are defined as fall semester freshmen with no prior college units who subsequently enroll in beginning transfer-level English composition and math courses within 4 years from the time of initial enrollment. Transfer ready students are those who meet the definition of transfer directed and who also receive a final grade of "C" or higher in both courses and earn more than 56 units in transfer courses with a grade point average of at least 2.0 in those transfer courses. Transfer ready rates were calculated for the college for fall freshmen from 1987 through 1991, but allowing only 4 years for completion of transfer ready requirements for each cohort. While an overall transfer ready rate of 46.9% was obtained for all 17,468 first-time freshmen in the period, significant variations were found in the rate between semesters, ranging from 41.3% to 50.7%. Data tables are appended. (Author/TGI)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: American River Coll., Sacramento, CA. Office of Research and Development.