ERIC Number: ED419566
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Presentation on Remediation at CUNY.
Sussman, George D.
This report begins with a brief history of the City University of New York (CUNY), including the institution of its "Open Admissions Policy," and the end to free tuition. During the late 70's and early 80's, CUNY began to bring order to the chaos of remedial experiments brought on by open admissions. Assessment tests in reading, writing, and mathematics were introduced and given to freshmen for placement purposes. All students scoring below specific cut-off scores were directed into remedial programs. The paper explains the current crisis over remediation, ignited by Mayor Guliani's criticisms of CUNY's standards, and describes the creation of the Comprehensive Action Plan (CAP), which addresses student preparedness for college. As of yet, CAP is not finished and remains controversial among faculty, students, and politicians. CAP's main objectives include introducing the SAT as a requirement for admission to the senior colleges, administering assessment tests earlier to allow time for pre-collegiate summer remedial or ESL programs, and placing a one-year limit on remediation and a three-semester limit on ESL at the community colleges. (EMH)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, College Administration, Community Colleges, Competency Based Education, Developmental Studies Programs, Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Educational Testing, Government School Relationship, High Risk Students, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Remedial Programs, Student Evaluation, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: La Guardia Community Coll., Long Island City, NY.