ERIC Number: ED440707
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Feb-28
Reference Count: N/A
Grades in Selected First-Year Courses by ELT Status.
This report presents tables of grades in selected first-year courses by entry-level placement test (ELT) status in Florida community colleges. The cohort used in this analysis consisted of the fall 1993 students with ELT scores as reported in the 1993-94 Student Data Base (SDB). Students who took an ELT were divided into those who passed and those who failed. The entire cohort was matched against the SDB course records for 1993-94 through 1995-96. The courses selected consisted of all courses that began with MAT1, MAC1, or ENC1. The study assumed that students enrolling in this level course had completed the highest level college preparatory course in the area. The fall 1993 cohort passed the mathematics portion of the ELT at a rate of 48%. By the end of the 1995-96 reporting year, 81% of those students who passed had enrolled in either a MAT1 or MAC1 course, while only 37% of those who failed had done so. The percent of students passing the writing segment of the ELT was 70%. After three years of follow-up, 85% of those initially passing had enrolled in ENC1 level courses, while only 53% of those initially failing had done so. The reading section of the ELT was passed at a rate of 73%. By the end of the 1995-96 reporting years, 82% of the Pass group had enrolled in ENC1 courses, while 59% of the Fail group had done so. (VWC)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida State Board of Community Colleges, Tallahassee.
Identifiers - Location: Florida