ERIC Number: ED460747
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
CCSF's New Credit Students: Educational Origins, Persistence and Success. Report.
This report examines new students enrolled in credit courses in the fall 1998 semester at City College of San Francisco, measuring student success in fall 1998 and re-enrollment in spring 1999. The sample consists first of all new students, and then students categorized by their educational origin, the number of matriculation services received, and students' placement level. It seeks to answer questions related to students taking credit versus noncredit courses, types of programs in which these students are enrolled, length of participation in these courses, matriculation services, student success and persistence among students within noncredit cohorts, impact of matriculation services on success and persistence, and placement test as indicators of student success. Highlighted findings include: (1) receipt of matriculation services at the beginning of fall 1998 was strongly related to spring 1999 persistence but not to fall 1998 success; (2) success in the fall semester and persistence to the spring were strongly related to each other; (3) 22% of new credit students in the fall semester had come from noncredit; (4) students who had more hours of attendance hours in the prior noncredit semester passed more units than students who had fewer hours; (5) students from noncredit programs had some difficulty, as measured by GPA and percentage of units passed; (6) ESL students did well; (7) success and persistence were linked to placement level for English; and (8) basic-skills students were less successful than others in terms of success and persistence. Contains 6 tables and 24 graphs. (JJL)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Community Colleges, Credit Courses, Evaluation Criteria, Noncredit Courses, Performance Based Assessment, Student Evaluation, Student Research, Two Year Colleges
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: City Coll. of San Francisco, CA. Office of Institutional Research, Planning and Grants.