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ERIC Number: ED455889
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Aug
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
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The High School Report: Placement, Performance and Persistence of New SFUSD Graduates at CCSF.
Spurling, Steven
This is the second report on the placement, performance, and persistence of new 16- to 19-year old high school graduates from the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) and other new high school graduates enrolling at the City College of San Francisco (CCSF). The current report covers 1,532 students (out of more than 8,000 new students) who enrolled in the fall 1999 semester. It contains 10 tables that examine initial placement in English, English as a Second Language (ESL), and mathematics; student performance in fall 1999 and spring 2000; persistence/re-enrollment from fall to spring; and a comparison table of fall 1998 and fall 1999 SFUSD student cohorts. There are three placement categories: (1) the "basic skills" level strongly suggests that the student needs substantial remediation before applying for college level classes; (2) "degree applicable" is a remedial placement, but these classes can be applied toward the 60 units required for the Associate in Arts degree; and (3) "transfer level" courses fulfill a transfer requirement to either the University of California (UC) or the California State University (CSU) system. The study found that 56% of SFUSD graduates placed into basic skills in English, while 46% placed into transfer-level English; in mathematics, 45% placed in basic skills, and 17% in transfer-level; in ESL, 15% placed into basic skills. (Contains numerous tables.) (NB)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: City Coll. of San Francisco, CA. Office of Institutional Development, Research, and Planning.