ERIC Number: ED443473
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Student Outcomes in Developmental Education, 1994-95 through 1999-2000. Preliminary Report.
Germanna Community Coll., Locust Grove, VA.
This report documents student outcomes in developmental English and mathematics courses at Germanna Community College (Virginia) for the academic years 1994-95 through 1999-2000. It provides data to answer three questions: What proportion of students enroll in developmental courses? What is the success rate for students enrolled in developmental courses? What success do students have in completing college-level courses following their developmental coursework? Approximately 60% of curriculum-placed students are recommended for developmental coursework, and approximately 60% of those students actually enroll. Students are much more likely to be recommended for developmental math than developmental English. Approximately 60% of the students who enroll for developmental math and English courses complete them satisfactorily. Students who chose not to enroll in developmental math were more successful in their collegiate math course, even when a developmental course was recommended. This suggests that some of these students were misplaced into the developmental math course. Another possible source for this result is re-assessment of the student after enrollment, which is not recorded on the information system. The success rate in ENG 111 College Composition is essentially the same for students who enrolled in developmental English as those who did not, indicating that these students are receiving an appropriate preparation in their developmental course. (JA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Germanna Community Coll., Locust Grove, VA.