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ERIC Number: ED534268
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 217
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1248-2671-4
Remedial Policy in the California State University System: An Analysis
Harmon, Taryn Bethany
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, California State University, Fresno
Remedial courses have become a fixture on college and university campuses across the nation with nearly all public institutions offering at least one remedial course and nearly one quarter of first-year students requiring remediation (USDE, NCES, 2003). In the California State University System, the context for this study, the proportion of entering freshmen requiring remediation has been historically near 40 and 50% for math and English, respectively, almost double the national average. Despite changes in remedial policy over the past two decades, remedial rates have remained largely unchanged. Using a sample of first-time, full-time freshmen that enrolled at CSU, Fresno (Fresno State) from 2002 to 2006 ( N = 11,642) three key aspects of CSU remedial policy were investigated: remedial exemption and assignment criterion, the impending lowering of English proficiency cutscores, and time limits imposed on remedial students. The overall impact of the remedial program on academic outcomes was investigated using a series of regression discontinuity analyses. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California