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Type of Resource: text

Genre: Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Issuance: monographic

Date Issued: 1980

Physical Form: pdf

Extent: 148 p.

Language(s): English

Summary: Community colleges stress institutional goals relatedto the concept that each individual should havethe opportunity to progress as far as his abilities andinterests will permit. While this concept does not implythat everyone should have the same education, it doesdemand diversified educational programs which the communitycollege strives to make available through itscurricular offerings. The purpose of this study was to construct predictorequations which would determine an individual's probabilityof success in introductory level college courses in English(EN 125), social science (SS 28J), business (BU 101),biology (SC 141), and mathematics (MA 151), at Fulton-MontgomeryCommunity College in Johnstown, New York. Percentageof students achieving success in each course andsignificant differences between courses for students achievingsuccess was calculated. Ten independent variableswere correlated with final grades in each course. The following independent variables were found tobe important in the regression equations: in EN 125,comprehension score on the Nelson-Denny Reading test;in SS 28J, prior high school social studies background,age and prior high school English background; in BU 101,age, comprehension score, high school mathematics andEnglish grade point average; in SC 141, age, overallhigh school average, and high school social studies back ground;and in MA 151, comprehension score and high schoolmathematics background.It was also shown that there was a significant differencebetween courses for students achieving success.Success percentage in each course varied with instructor.

Identifier: 11765 (digitool), FADT11765 (IID), fau:8696 (fedora)

Note(s): Thesis (Educat.D.)--Florida Atlantic University, 1980.

Subject(s): Education, Community College

Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fcla/dt/11765

Owner Institution: FAU



Autor: EMMELUTH, DONALD STEPHEN. Florida Atlantic University

Fuente: http://fau.digital.flvc.org/islandora/object/fau%3A8696



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