ERIC Number: ED469063
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Responses from Telephone Surveys of Developmental English Students at NVCC. Research Report.
Northern Virginia Community Coll., Annandale. Office of Institutional Research.
This report presents a summary of responses of developmental English students who participated in a telephone survey conducted in early 2001. The respondents had enrolled in a developmental English course in the fall 2000 semester and did not return to Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC) for the following spring semester. The primary purpose of the study was to find out what respondents thought about their English testing, placement, and developmental English course work at NVCC. The summaries describe what respondents thought about their experiences in developmental English and their individual backgrounds and circumstances. In addition, the summaries include information given by students about their reasons for not returning to NVCC. Telephone interviewers observed that respondents with negative experiences tended to discuss their experiences in greater detail than those who were satisfied, which resulted in more information being gathered about respondents' dissatisfaction with the program. The summaries are grouped into three categories to provide examples of respondents who found their experiences with developmental English largely satisfactory, those who found only some aspects satisfactory, and those who found their experiences with developmental English largely unsatisfactory. (RC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Northern Virginia Community Coll., Annandale. Office of Institutional Research.