ERIC Number: ED459880
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Piedmont Works and PVCC Students: A Comparative Study.
This report analyzes the Piedmont Works Adult Education Program (PW) at Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC) and compares PW students with regular students at the college. PW offers aid to students to attend PVCC. Those students follow the same scheduling and enrollment procedures as other PVCC students. The PW program helps fund educational classes for financially challenged older adults so they may gain more work-related skills and better income-earning opportunities. Report highlights include: (1) PW students were twice as likely to have earned the G.E.D.--10% of PW students entered with the G.E.D. in spring 2001, while 5% of regular students entered with the G.E.D.; (2) PW students were less likely to have graduated from high school recently--in spring 2001, 10% of regular students had graduated from high school within the last year, as compared with only 3% of PW students; (3) only 12% of PW students were between the ages of 18-21, compared with 29% of regular students; (4) 81% of PW students were female, compared with 59% of regular students; (5) PW students were also predominantly African American--57%, compared with 13% of the overall PVCC population; and (6) PW students were twice as likely as regular students to receive failing grades in their classes. This paper offers suggestions for improving PW student performance. (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Piedmont Virginia Community Coll., Charlottesville, VA. Office of Institutional Research and Planning.