ERIC Number: ED447869
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Standards of Academic Progress: Changes in Student Outcomes since 1994. Information Capsule 99-06C.
The report provides a historical perspective of the Standards of Academic Progress (SOAP) performance and compares changes in fall term 1994 and fall term 1998 at Miami-Dade Community College (Florida). The Standards of Academic Progress (SOAP) monitor student academic performance in order to identify students in need of academic intervention. Two indicators of performance are cumulative grade point average and number of course withdrawals. Students are subject to the Standards once they have attempted at least 7 credits or registered for at least 17 credits. Overall, there was a slight increase in percent of students on the Standards for inadequate performance in 1998, 17.4% compared to 17.1% in 1994. The proportion of students on the Standards has been relatively stable with 17.9% on SOAP in 1991. The increase in students on SOAP is due to proportional rises in the Warning and Probation categories. Campus results show some variation. Medical Center Campus is unique and had a historical low of 6.7% on the Standards in 1998, but is similar to campus and college-wide data for proportion of students in the Warning category. College-wide, White students and Black students show small proportional improvements in 1998 but ethnic group differences are more apparent at the campus level. (JA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Miami-Dade Community Coll., FL. Office of Institutional Research.