ERIC Number: ED463013
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jun-19
Reference Count: N/A
The Characteristics of Early Alert Students, Fall 2000.
This document is a report on the characteristics and demographics of early alert students at Santa Monica College (SMC) (California). Early alert students are those deemed by faculty to be at risk of continued success and progress at the community college. These students are identified and notified by mail regarding the services available to aid them. This report compares final course grades of early alert students with results of the complete student population. In fall 2000, SMC reported 7,913 early alert student grade records and 72,912 total grade records. About 28% of the early alert students received a grade of C or higher compared with 67% for all students. 25% of the early alert students received a D or F grade compared with only 10% for all students. The withdrawal rate for early alert students is much higher than the overall student population, 47% to 19%, respectively. This report shows that males are more often identified as early alert students across all ethnic populations expect Latino. The report also shows that students between the ages of 18 and 22 are most likely to be identified as early alert. Other distinctions of early alert students like enrollment status, citizenship, major of study, and degree objective are discussed. Tables are provided with specific results and explanations. (MKF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Santa Monica Coll., CA.