Student Affairs . Executive Retreat July 20, 2011 Community College of Rhode Island. Student Affairs . 2011-2012 Academic Year Priority 1 Improve Academic Readiness, Retention and Graduation Rates Decrease remediation rates through academic interventions
July 20, 2011
Community College of Rhode Island
2011-2012 Academic Year
Improve Academic Readiness, Retention and Graduation Rates
Decrease remediation rates through academic interventions
Manage student expectations through orientation
Increase financial assistance
Work with K-12 to improve readiness of high school graduates
Provide targeted support services to special populations
The need to reduce remediation rates is evident in the numbers.
In the fall of 2010 71.5% of incoming students needed one or more remedial courses. 37.5% needed two or more. 24.5% needed three or more.
Remediation for secondary school skills can add as much as a year and a half to a student’s time to earn an Associate degree.
Rapid Review Seminars
Since Summer 2009, Student Success has been running free review sessions for students who come within 10 points of placing out of arithmetic or reading.
Over the past two years, 48 students have successfully completed the program with 77% of re-testers testing out of MATH 0500 and 100% testing out of ENGL 0890.
If all the students entering in Fall 2010 who met the Review criteria participated in the program, approximately 204 students would have placed out of MATH 0500 and 509 students would have placed out of ENGL 0890 at current rates.
Funding for this program is expected to expire by the fall of 2012.
Access’ Summer Institute
Modular remediation program of individualized curricula based on ACCUPLACER Diagnostic results
Goal: reduce the number of non-credit courses a participant is required to take
Pilot: 28 participants working on 43 courses; so far everyone who has retaken the ACCUPLACER has placed up at least one course-level.
Center for Excellence and College Readiness (CECR)
Newly formed CCRI center dedicated to early preparation for college readiness for high school students
2011-2012 Academic Year
Use data and assessment to improve programs and services
Regularly assess student satisfaction
Evaluate key programs and services for improvement
Assess Accuplacer and placement efficacy
Develop SAT, ACT correlation with Accuplacer
Exploring options of using new ACCUPLACER Diagnostic as a variable in placement
Recommend a full ACES review of ACCUPLACR cut scores to determine their effectiveness and predictability
In conjunction with the Computer Studies Department, rolling out the Computer Skills Placement Test in ACCUPLACER for students beginning in January, 2012
Expanding additional testing instruments to include the PSB Health Occupations Aptitude Examination and the ISO.