ERIC Number: ED414974
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Dec
Streamlining the Transfer Ready Model, and How Data Outcomes Compare to Requirements by the Student Right To Know Legislation.
Rasor, Richard A.; Barr, James E.
This paper discusses the transfer ready concept and includes data demonstrating the accuracy and efficiency of the new transfer ready model, in contrast to the current Student-Right-to-Know model. It explains the process of calculating the percentage rates of transfer directed students (those enrolled in both transfer English and math in their freshman year), and transfer ready students (those completing at least 56 transfer units within 4 years, including English and math, and earning a GPA of 2.0 or better). A table containing American River College (California) transfer ready data illustrates the high consistency over time of transfer directed and transfer ready percentages. An additional table demonstrates the consistency of the new model and the high overlap between the two models. The new transfer ready model would allow statewide use by including units earned from other district community colleges, eliminating specific course numbering, and simplifying the final requirement to 56 transfer units with a GPA of at least 2.0. Though difficulties for systemwide application exist, such as inadequate computer capacity and complications due to varied course numbering, in comparison with the current model, the new transfer ready model is superior in accuracy and more feasible for statewide application. (YKH)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Data Analysis, Database Management Systems, Educational Change, Information Transfer, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Required Courses, Statewide Planning, Student Rights, Tables (Data), Transfer Programs, Transfer Rates (College), Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A