ERIC Number: ED450860
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Sep-15
Reference Count: N/A
Germanna Community College Student Outcomes Assessment, 1999-2000: A Progress Report to the Virginia Community College System.
Curtis, John W.
This report presents the findings from the 1999-2000 Germanna Community College Student Outcomes Assessment. First, remedial education was evaluated through an analysis of placement score and enrollment in developmental courses. Findings from this area include: (1) about 60% of students were recommended for developmental coursework, and only 60% of those students actually enrolled in such courses; (2) students were recommended for math courses more than English courses; and (3) the number of students urged to take such English courses over the previous two years had increased by 15%, and less than 50% of those students actually enrolled. Transfer student success was also evaluated through an analysis of transfer data provided by senior institutions. Here, findings include: (1) the proportion of minority transfer students was low; (2) males were found to be overrepresented in the transfer group; (3) forty-two percent of transfer students were "unclassified" in their field of study; (4) female transfer students gained admission at higher rates; and (5) Germanna graduates were not more likely than non-graduates to be admitted to four-year institutions. The report ends with a special topic section on Developmental Enrollment of High School Students, which states that the rate of students coming directly from high schools and enrolling in developmental courses has remained constant between 50 and 60% over the last ten years. (CJW)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Germanna Community Coll., Locust Grove, VA.