ERIC Number: ED415747
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Jan
Remedial Education in Higher Education Institutions. Indicator of the Month.
National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
This brief report uses tables and narrative to summarize data on remedial education provided in higher education institutions, including the percentage of institutions offering remedial courses and the percentage of freshmen who enroll in these courses. The data indicate that: (1) the percentage of freshmen enrolled in remedial courses and the percentage of institutions offering remedial courses was similar in 1989 and 1995; (2) in 1995, freshmen were more likely to enroll in a remedial mathematics course than a remedial reading or writing course; this percentage had increased since 1989; (3) in 1995, freshmen in public two-year colleges were almost twice as likely to enroll in remedial courses than freshmen in public four-year institutions; (4) almost all public two-year institutions, about three-quarters of public four-year institutions, and about half of private four-year institutions offered remedial writing and mathematics courses; and (5) remedial reading, writing, and mathematics courses were offered in a larger percentage of institutions with high minority enrollment than in institutions with low minority enrollment. (DB)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Note: Extracted from "The Condition of Education, 1997," see ED 404 766.