ERIC Number: ED423931
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Aug-7
Reference Count: N/A
Developmental and Remedial Education in Arizona Community Colleges: A Status Report.
This report addresses the issue of developmental education. Among the data presented is the number of high school graduates who were placed in developmental courses in English, reading, and mathematics. Included are abstracts of information submitted upon request by the following community colleges: Cochise, Cococino, Eastern Arizona, Maricopa, Mohave, Northland Pioneer, Pima, Central Arizona, Yavapai, and Arizona Western. The following observations regarding developmental education and implications for future action are offered: (1) placement rates varied according to the above listed districts--English/writing 25-80%, reading 24-66%, and mathematics 24-92%; (2) the general observation made by Maricopa that recent high school graduates did poorer than older students in English and reading and better than older students in mathematics seems to be true statewide; (3) additional studies are needed on the effect of developmental courses on student retention and subsequent success in collegiate studies; (4) it may be useful to consider correlating the high school performance criteria with community college course placement criteria; and (5) the report on academic performance of high school graduates required by A.R.S. 15-1822 needs to include more statewide summary data so that patterns can be identified and tracked over time. (AS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arizona State Board of Directors for Community Colleges, Phoenix.
Identifiers - Location: Arizona