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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.

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1 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

2 Student Success What is success? What letter grade indicates success? Are grades the best determinant of success? How else can success be measured?

3 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 Level Below Levels Below Levels Below N/A

4 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

5 Remedial Placement and Subsequent Student Performance EnglishGrade Point Average Passed in 1 st year Passed after 1 st year Not Taken1.3886

6 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

7 Incentives for Students to Enroll in Basic Skills Classes Early Advisement Assessment Compressed Courses Authentic Instruction Prescriptive Modular Instruction Supplemental Instruction Learning Communities


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