ERIC Number: ED429645
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jul
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Evaluation of SLS Intervention Courses. Information Capsule.
In response to a District Student Services request, the Institutional Research Office of Miami-Dade Community College conducted a study of the new SLS intervention courses. The purpose of the research was to answer the following questions: 1) Did the SLS courses help in the retention of college preparatory students? 2) Did the SLS courses help students successfully complete college preparatory courses? and 3) Did the SLS courses help in the retention of Standards of Academic Progress (SOAP) students? The study found that college preparatory students who successfully completed SLS had a much higher Fall-to-Winter return rate (87.8%) than students who did not (67.6%). Results on the Standards of Academic Progress indicate a similar ratio: a 76.1% return rate among the students who completed SLS, compared to a 62.5% return rate among students who did not complete SLS. Further, based on nine examined courses, those students who successfully completed SLS had a high passing rate for college preparatory courses (75.6%) than did students who did not take SLS (62.5%). The sample for this study were 4,101 Fall term 1997 first-time-in-college students who tested below the placement score on one or more sub-tests of the CPT, and who had complete sets of scores. Contains 3 tables. (VF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Miami-Dade Community Coll., FL. Office of Institutional Research.