ERIC Number: ED482171
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Puente Student English Success, Retention, and Persistence at Gavilan Community College.
This document discusses the Puente program at Gavilan Community College. The Puente program has historically focused on Latino students who intended to transfer to four-year institutions and it is currently focusing in underrepresented students with transfer intent, but is open to all. Puente students are able to enroll in English classes designed to meet their needs and the goals of these classes are to help provide a supportive academic where Puente students can succeed. This report compares the rates of success, retention, and persistence of Puente students to other Gavilan students in English 250 and 1A. The report provides definition for success rate, retention rate, and persistence rate. The data was analyzed using Chi-square values. The following are some of the key findings: (1) Compared to non Puente students, Puente students succeeded in significantly higher rates in English 250A and 1A; (2) these students were retained at significantly higher rates in English 250 and persisted from English 250 to 1A at significantly higher rates when including all students; and (3) performance enhancement was more pronounced in English 250, Practical Writing, than in the subsequent course, English 1A, Composition. (MZ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Gavilan Coll., Gilroy, CA.