ERIC Number: ED547265
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
What Factors Relate to Student Performance in Arkansas College Gateway Courses?
Jenkins, Rick; Butler, Sharon
Arkansas Department of Higher Education
In higher education in the state of Arkansas, two courses are considered to be gateway courses to obtaining a college degree--College Algebra and English Composition I. While students may obtain Certificates of Proficiency and Technical Certificates without taking these courses, few, if any, can earn an Associate's or Bachelor's degree without passing these courses. This situation may change, however, based on changes in academic policy. In this study, student performance is tracked for these two courses for Academic Years 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013.
Descriptors: College Students, Academic Achievement, Progress Monitoring, Performance Factors, Achievement Rating, College Mathematics, Algebra, Writing (Composition), Grade Point Average, Correlation, Remedial Mathematics, Remedial Reading, Remedial Programs, College English, Incidence, Scores, Enrollment Rate, School Statistics, Standardized Tests, Two Year College Students, Associate Degrees, Bachelors Degrees
Arkansas Department of Higher Education. 423 Main Street Suite 400, Little Rock, AR 72201. Tel: 501-371-2000; e-mail: ADHE_Info@adhe.edu; Web site: http://www.adhe.edu/
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Authoring Institution: Arkansas Department of Higher Education
Identifiers - Location: Arkansas