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Prep [microform] : a program for recovering and extending academic potential for high school underachievers seeking entrance at a regional community college / J. J. Shea
Bib ID 5183887
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Author
Shea, J. J
 
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1966 
51 p. 
Summary

This project was to determine--(1) the effectiveness of a summer remedial program in preparing underachieving high school graduates for successful completion of the first semester of a 2-year terminal junior college program, and (2) if vocational-personal counseling has a differentiating effect in their achievement of that goal. Forty subjects were selected who failed to meet normal college admission criteria. A 7-week remedial treatment program was administered, after which all subjects were enrolled in a junior college. Pre- and post-remediation test information was collected. Twenty students were selected for counseling. Effects of the program were evaluated in terms of academic growth. Statistical analysis of data indicated that the remedial program was a causative factor in upgrading student scores on the lorge-thorndike test of intelligence, the davis reading test, and the scholastic aptitude test. Performance was not affected by vocational counseling. Only 40 percent of the participants had failed by the end of the first semester, whereas based upon admission criteria, none of these should have succeeded. (hc)

Notes

Educational level discussed: Two Year Colleges.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Achievement.  |  Counseling Services.  |  Counselors.  |  High School Graduates.  |  Pretests Posttests.  |  Remedial Instruction.  |  Remedial Programs.  |  Summer Programs.  |  Testing.  |  Two Year Colleges.  |  Underachievement.  |  DAVIS READING TEST Lorge Thorndike Intelligence Tests Massachusetts (Greenfield) SCHOLASTIC APTITUDE TEST
Other authors/contributors Greenfield Community Coll., MA
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