ERIC Number: ED478370
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
The Impact of the New ESOL Program.
San Diego Community Coll. District, CA. Research and Planning.
The purpose of this study was to provide information regarding the impact of the new English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Program at the San Diego Community College District (SDCCD) in California. In fall 2000, the program increased from 5 to 8 courses and went from a 30-unit to a 35-unit program. Districtwide, ESOL Program enrollment decreased (down 361 from fall 1999 to spring 2001) after the implementation of the new program. The persistence rate from term to term remained about the same, while course completion rates decreased by 22.1% districtwide in the new Level 19. However, course completion rates for Levels 20, 30, and 40 increased with the program changes. The changes did not affect demographic distributions of ESOL students. Level 19 was impacted by the most program changes, therefore the report recommends further research focusing on this level. It is also recommended that more research be conducted to examine ESOL student success in subsequent academic courses after completing the ESOL Program. Because the majority of ESOL students indicated their educational goal was to transfer to a four-year institution, the study also recommends initiation of longitudinal research to track success after transfer. Research instrument appended. (Contains more than 100 tables.) (NB)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: San Diego Community Coll. District, CA. Research and Planning.