ERIC Number: ED415100
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Program for Access to Science Study (PASS).
Roth, Millicent; Weiner, Michael
The Program for Access to Science Study (PASS) consists of a preparatory science course which is taught in tandem with a special counseling seminar. Problem solving is taught using content in chemistry and physics. The curriculum is divided into cycles, each built around a single topic. A problem set related to the topic and an illustrative lab experiment are introduced. The students perform the experiment, analyze the data obtained, work on a problem set based on the experiment, and take a quiz. The seminar is designed to promote students' ability to monitor, evaluate and adjust their behavior in order to achieve their academic and personal goals, and to address issues relevant to achieving academic and personal success and self awareness. Students who complete the PASS program persist at a significantly higher rate than the general college population. Performance in PASS predicts future performance in introductory science and math courses. The project report provides an overview of the project; a section tracing the project from problem definition to project conclusion with a discussion of administrative pitfalls; information on the background and origins of the project organized into phases with a focus on organization, policies, and funding; a full description of the project; and an evaluation and project results. (DDR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. City Coll.