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This document presents the college preparatory success rate report for Florida community colleges on first-time-in-college students who took an entry-level placement test (ELT) in reading, writing, and math in fall 1992. It divides the cohort into groups based on gender and age. The entire cohort had a failure rate of 59.44% on at least one section of the ELT. There was an almost direct relationship between failure rate and age. Those students at 16 and under had the lowest failure rate. The highest failure rate was for those students 40 and over. The overall rate of passing the highest level course for the three sections varied considerably. Among groups, there was more variation for reading than for the other two sections. The overall failure rate of females was 61% while that of males was 57%. However, females were more successful in completing college preparatory classes. Students who were successful in their college preparatory courses were tracked an additional two years: 21% of the total cohort had graduated; 63% were retained; and 80% were successful. The highest graduation rate was for those 40 and over. The graduation rate of females was three points higher than that of males. Retention and success rates were also higher. (Includes four tables of these results.) (VWC)

Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Age Differences, Community Colleges, Followup Studies, Outcomes of Education, Remedial Instruction, School Holding Power, State Colleges, Student Characteristics, Student Placement, Tables (Data), Two Year Colleges

Author: Windham, Patricia


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