ERIC Number: ED401967
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Remedial Students from Summer 90 to Spring 93--Follow-Up through Spring 96.
Moraine Valley Community College., Palos Hills, IL. Office of Institutional Research.
A study was undertaken at Illinois' Moraine Valley Community College (MVCC) to gather information on the course taking patterns, course completion rates, and retention rates between summer 1990 and spring 1993 for students who successfully completed one of eight remedial classes. Students in the sample began in one of three levels of remedial reading courses, one of two levels of remedial writing, and one of three levels of remedial mathematics. Successful completion rates for the eight courses ranged from low of 52% for the highest level mathematics course to a high of 76% for the highest level reading course. For the reading and writing groups, the groups at the lowest levels had the lowest successful completion rates, while those at the highest levels had the highest successful completion rates. In general, students in the higher level reading, writing, and math cohorts took more college-level courses and had higher college-level course completion rates than those in the lower levels. Finally, both across-term and across-year retention rates for students completing all eight courses were higher for the remedial students than for all credit students. A list of remedial and college-level course titles with brief descriptions is appended. (AJL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Moraine Valley Community College., Palos Hills, IL. Office of Institutional Research.