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ERIC Number: ED433762
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jun
Pages: 20
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Factors Affecting Academic Outcomes of Underprepared Community College Students. AIR 1999 Annual Forum Paper.
Zhao, J. Charles
This study examined the factors affecting the four-year academic performance and outcomes of 1,249 underprepared students at Prince George's Community College (Maryland). The fall 1994 freshmen required remediation in reading, writing, or mathematics. Subjects were defined as achievers if, by summer 1998, they had earned a degree or certificate from the college, transferred to a senior college, or earned at least 30 credits. All remaining subjects were regarded as nonachievers. End of semester records for all students were reviewed for relevant information. The study used Astin's input-environment-outcome model and conducted logistic regression analysis on 30 possible predictors with academic outcomes as the dependent variable. One input variable and five environment variables entered the final model as a result of forward stepwise selection. These six significant predictors of these students' academic outcomes were: cumulative credit hours earned; good academic standing; cumulative grade point average; course load; the number of developmental courses taken; and race/ethnicity. (Contains 14 references.) (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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