Presentation on theme: "Where You’re Going Is Where You Have Been: Part II of Getting Basic Skills Students Started Easy and Often, Pretty Good Practices Academic Senate Spring."— Presentation transcript:
Where You’re Going Is Where You Have Been: Part II of Getting Basic Skills Students Started Easy and Often, Pretty Good Practices Academic Senate Spring Plenary Session, San Francisco
Student Success What is success? What letter grade indicates success? Are grades the best determinant of success? How else can success be measured?
Average GPA of First-time College Students by Placement, Fall 2003 Placement Level English (N=4,127) Reading (N=4,261) Math (N=4,285) College Level 2.692.652.93 1 Level Below 2.342.402.49 2 Levels Below 2.342.292.13 3 Levels Below 2.001.99N/A
Student Success and Attrition Rates At Riverside Community College the attrition rate from the fall semester to the spring semester can be as high as 50% Is student success the only factor? Job Lack of support Health issues Other
Remedial Placement and Subsequent Student Performance EnglishGrade Point Average Passed in 1 st year2.1897 Passed after 1 st year2.0299 Not Taken1.3886
Student Success and Basic Skills Are students more successful in general education classes if they take basic skills classes? At Riverside City College, yes they are Are students more successful if they take basic skills classes the first semester? At Riverside City College we were unable to show that with existing data
Incentives for Students to Enroll in Basic Skills Classes Early Advisement Assessment Compressed Courses Authentic Instruction Prescriptive Modular Instruction Supplemental Instruction Learning Communities