ERIC Number: ED442501
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Understanding the High School Proficiency Test and the Early Warning Test in Relation to HCCC Enrollment Trends.
The Grade 11 High School Proficiency Test (HSPT) and the New Jersey Early Warning Test (EWT) are two key standardized tests that indicate academic ability of county high school graduates which colleges will need to address. While HSPT scores for county high school districts reflect a range of competency in reading, math, and writing, the majority of Hudson County Community College (HCCC) students (71%) come from districts (Jersey City, Union City, and Guttenberg/West New York) that in general do not perform well on the three sections of the HSPT. When one considers the weak academic foundation of so many of the college's students, it should come as no surprise that a large number of students must take courses to develop basic math/English skills and that retention is a challenge for the college. The college must keep these results in mind as it projects needed resources to help upcoming, underprepared students make the transition to college readiness. Indeed, over the course of its history, HCCC has committed resources and sponsored a number of programs and initiatives designed to assist students in developing college ready skills. (JA)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hudson County Community Coll., Jersey City, NJ. Office of Planning and Institutional Research.
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: New Jersey High School Proficiency Test