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ERIC Number: ED397712
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-May
Pages: 25
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Developmental Education Outcomes at Minnesota Community Colleges. AIR 1996 Annual Forum Paper.
Schoenecker, Craig; And Others
This paper describes a Developmental Education Outcomes Study being conducted for 21 Minnesota state community colleges. The goals of the study were to examine the academic performance of students placed into developmental reading, writing, and mathematics courses and to identify areas where improvement was needed. Subjects were all 20,543 post-high school students who were assessed and enrolled in any of Minnesota's 21 community colleges during Fiscal Year 1992-93. Students were categorized as either college-prepared students, successful developmental course completers, or developmental course non-takers. The outcomes of developmental courses were examined by analyzing differences in three career academic performance measures--the ratio of credits earned to credits attempted, cumulative grade point average, and persistence rate. Students who successfully completed the developmental reading, writing or mathematics course sequence achieved significantly higher on all career performance measures than students who did not take the recommended course sequence. Developmental Course Completers performed as well as or better than the students originally classified as college-prepared. Implications of the high levels of non-compliance with developmental placements, especially in reading, are discussed. (Contains 29 references.)(DB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Minnesota