ERIC Number: ED459900
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jan
Student Outcomes in Developmental Education 1994-95 through 1999-2000.
Germanna Community Coll., Locust Grove, VA.
This document reports on student outcomes in developmental English and mathematics courses at Germanna Community College (Virginia) for the academic period 1994-2000. The study addressed four main issues: (1) the proportion of students enrolled in developmental math and English courses; (2) the success rate for students in developmental courses; (3) the success in college-level courses of students who took developmental courses; and (4) the effect of enrolling in developmental courses on student persistence. Results indicate that: (1) during the reporting period between 35 and 40% of new students were recommended for developmental coursework, and between 50 and 60% of these students enrolled in a developmental course; (2) the proportion of students recommended for and enrolling in developmental math courses is substantially greater than the proportion of developmental English students; (3) approximately 60% of the students who enroll for developmental math and English courses complete them satisfactorily; (4) students who chose not to enroll in developmental math were more successful in their collegiate math course, even when a developmental course was recommended; and (5) enrollment in a developmental course does not make a student more or less likely to persist toward a degree or certificate. (Contains 11 tables.) (EMH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Germanna Community Coll., Locust Grove, VA.