ERIC Number: ED466835
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Oct-25
Reference Count: N/A
Final Analysis of Academic Assistance System.
Maack, Stephen C.
The Academic Assistance System (AAS) at Rio Hondo College in California is the early academic warning system that flags students in academic trouble. The AAS aims to assist these at-risk students through counseling, time management/study skills workshops, tutoring, and other programs. Students who received early warning letters and who responded by seeing a counselor were counted for the final analysis of the fall 2000 and spring 2001 terms (the only terms for which computerized information concerning the AAS was available). This analysis of the AAS reports that the number of students referred through the AAS increased 10.4% between fall 2000 and spring 2001, from 1,385 to 1,529. The percentage of all students served also increased from 10.2% to 10.9% of all students enrolled each term. These increases could indicate either an increased need for these services or an increased faculty awareness of students in trouble. Of all students who received AAS letters in the fall, 43.5% dropped referred courses (11.8% before receiving the letter and 31.7% on or after the date the letter was sent). Of all students who received AAS letters in the spring, 47.2% dropped referred courses (10.0% before receiving the letter and 37.2% on or after the date the letter was sent). (Contains 11 tables.) (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Rio Hondo Coll., Whittier, CA.