ERIC Number: ED435620
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-May
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Increasing Retention and Achievement: A Summer Transition Program at Work.
Zhang, Zhicheng; RiCharde, R. Stephen
Entering college students participated in a 4-week summer transition program that offered intensive course-based academic training and opportunities for faculty-student interaction. Enrichment activities were used in addition to instruction to consolidate student learning. Data were collected for 176 program participants from the class of 2001 and 216 participants from the class of 2002. In-depth interviews with 18 participants provided additional data. The participants obtained a higher level of academic achievement in both fall and spring semesters (p<0.05), had a lower attrition rate during the freshman year (p<0.05), and were better prepared for the college experience than the nonparticipants (p<0.05). Early intervention and intensive student involvement within the context of academic learning were the key attributes of this program. (Contains 2 tables and 25 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Institutional Research (Seattle, WA, May 29-June 3, 1999).