ERIC Number: ED431487
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Virginia Community College System. Summary Assessment Reports, 1996.
Virginia State Dept. of Community Colleges, Richmond.
This summary assessment report evaluates the progress being made by the Virginia's 23 community colleges in two areas: the performance of remedial students and those students who transfer to four-year institutions. In addition, it discusses the performance of recent high school graduates who enroll in remedial courses. Each college submitted a report, which was peer reviewed by a group of experienced assessment practitioners and institutional researchers. The reviewers were asked to indicate whether the colleges were making satisfactory progress in these two areas. Twenty colleges were found to be making satisfactory progress on each topic, while three colleges either did not provide the requested information or the reports were unclear. Summary results for transfer assessment are presented in the following categories: (1) monitoring trends; (2) two-year and four-year institution collaboration; (3) curricular changes and skills development; (4) improving transfer services; and (5) minority student transfer. Remedial assessment results address the following categories: (1) success of remedial programs; (2) testing and placement; (3) changes to courses and instructional methods; (4) setting standards; (5) other solutions to improving performance; and (6) VCCS special topic. (VWC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Virginia State Dept. of Community Colleges, Richmond.