ERIC Number: ED441527
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jan-26
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Accountability in the Year 2000.
This report examined four accountability measures for the Florida Community College System based on data from 1993-1998: (1) access, retention, and success; (2) performance of Associate of Art (AA) degree holders in the State University System (SUS); (3) success rate of students entering college preparatory courses; and (4) success of students in meeting the requirements of the College Level Academic Skills Test (CLAST). During the 5-year period, the percentage of White students declined from 61.42 to 57.18 percent, Black students increased from 15.41 to 17.74 percent, and Hispanic students increased from 19.98 to 21.44 percent. Retention rates ranged from 54 to 77 percent, depending on degree sought and ethnicity. Success rate, defined as the sum of graduation rate, the enrolled in good standing rate, and the left in good standing rate, ranged from 59 to 86 percent. More than 72 percent of transfers to the SUS who earned an AA degree achieved a grade point average of 2.50 or greater. The passing rate on the CLAST for students not requiring remediation ranged from 88 percent for mathematics to 94 percent for the essay. Passing rates for college preparatory students ranged from 66 percent for math to 83 percent for the essay. Tables include: (1) access and equity measure; (2) retention and success measure; (3) transfers to the SUS; (4) college preparatory success rate; and (5) CLAST performance. (RDG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Florida State Board of Community Colleges, Tallahassee.