ERIC Number: ED473879
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jun-7
Reference Count: N/A
College of the Canyons Tutoring/Learning/Computer Center Retention and Success, Spring 2001. Report.
Gribbons, Barry C; Dixon, P. Scott
This report, prepared by the College of the Canyon's Office of Institutional Development and Technology, was part of the Tutoring/Learning/Computer (TLC) Center's self-review process. It assesses the impact of tutoring services on student success. Student success is defined as the retention and success rates of students. Further, retention is described as completing a course (not withdrawing), and success is the percentage of students passing a class with a "C" or better for credit. The data used for the study came from two sources: the first data file was from the TLC, and the second came from the California Community College Chancellor's Office referential file for enrollments. The methods employed were simple descriptive statistics. The study analyzed data delimited to tutoring services rather than the broader array of services. The report indicated that students who received tutoring outperformed students who did not, regardless of the amount of tutoring they received and the measure of success (retention and success rates). These differences were attributable to several factors, including motivational differences among students. Additionally, the results indicated that students being tutored are more likely to succeed than other students, negating any claims that students being tutored are less capable. (ND)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: College of the Canyons, Santa Clarita, CA. Office of Institutional Development.