ERIC Number: ED419569
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
High School Course Choice, Performance and Readiness for College. Frederick County Public High Schgool Graduates Enrolling at Frederick Community College.
Holton, James M.
The release of the first Student Outcomes and Achievement Report (SOAR) in 1994 by the Maryland Higher Education Commission revealed the degree to which the graduates of the state's high schools required remediation in higher education. SOAR suggested that at least one-half of all Maryland high school graduates entering the state's colleges and universities needed remediation before taking college-level courses. Since Frederick Community College (FCC) has a larger proportion of first-time freshman enrollment from local high schools than most other community colleges in Maryland, SOAR held great significance. To expand upon SOAR and to examine specifically the college readiness of students entering FCC from Frederick County public schools, FCC administered three placement tests to groups of students who shared characteristics based on course selection, academic achievement, and released time in the 12th grade year. Statistical tests were used to determine significant differences between the groups. Results indicated that those students who complete rigorous courses in English, social studies, math, science, and foreign language at high school levels of achievement have the greatest probability of being prepared for college. (EMH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Frederick Community Coll., MD.