ERIC Number: ED411008
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Sep-3
Reference Count: N/A
The Scope and Effectiveness of Remedial/Developmental Education in Illinois Public Universities and Community Colleges.
Illinois State Board of Higher Education, Springfield.
In 1996, the Illinois Board of Higher Education and the Community College Board jointly conducted a survey of remedial/developmental education in the state's public community colleges and universities. Data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System were analyzed for 1995-96 and surveys were distributed to all public colleges and universities requesting information on the scope of remedial/developmental education, its cost, and the effectiveness of such efforts. Results, based on responses from 39 colleges and 12 universities, included the following: (1) 14% of community college students took at least one remedial/developmental course in 1995-96 and about 7% of university undergraduates did, compared to national figures of 17% for public community colleges and 11% for public universities; (2) 9 out of 10 Illinois students who took a remedial/developmental course did so at a community college; (3) two-thirds of university and 60% of community college remedial credit hours generated in 1995-96 were in mathematics; (4) 1% of university and 6.5% of community college direct salary costs were for remedial/developmental courses; and (5) over three-quarters of the colleges and the majority of universities tracked remedial students' progress in subsequent college-level coursework. Contains 11 references. Appendixes provide a list of related Board reports, a description of the survey methodology, and the survey instrument. (HAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Board of Higher Education, Springfield.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois