ERIC Number: ED441548
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Underprepared Students: Placement, Enrollment, and Achievement. Enrollment Analysis.
Prince George's Community Coll., Largo, MD. Office of Institutional Research and Analysis.
As the most recent update of the profile of underprepared students, this enrollment analysis examines: (a) the basic skills deficiencies of the fall 1998 entrants; (b) the basic skills deficiencies of the new county high school graduates within the entrant cohort; (c) the fall 1998 collegewide developmental course enrollment; and (d) the developmental progress and academic outcomes of the fall 1994 entrants. Major findings include the following: about 70 percent of the entering students at Prince George's Community College (PGCC) in fall 1998 who completed the placement test battery in all three basic skills areas had remedial needs in at least one area; the percentages of underprepared students in individual basic skill areas increased by 3% over the previous year; a similar pattern of increasing basic skills deficiencies was observed among the 1998 county high school graduates who entered PGCC in the fall semester of the same year; more than one-sixth of the credit students took at least one developmental course in fall 1998; developmental courses accounted for 12% of the total fall 1998 college hours; the four-year achievement rate for the fall 1994 entrants was 5% lower than that for the fall 1990 entrants; entering students who passed all the placement tests in fall 1994 were more likely to become academic achievers than their peers with remedial needs; and fall 1994 entering students who completed all their developmental work achieved at about the same rate as their peers who did not need remediation. (VWC)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Prince George's Community Coll., Largo, MD. Office of Institutional Research and Analysis.