Nationally Representative Sample Surveys: What Can They Tell Us About Remediation? What Should They Do Next?. Tom Weko National center for Education Statistics, Postsecondary, Adult, and Career Education 30 June 2010. What Nationally Representative Sample Surveys Cannot Do….
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National center for Education Statistics,
Postsecondary, Adult, and Career Education
30 June 2010
NRSS data about the incidence of remedial education are captured by one (or, two) means.
NCES secondary longitudinal studies (NELS:88/2000) have collected and analyzed transcripts to examine remedial course taking (NCES 2003-394).
The 2008 Postsecondary Education Transcript Study (PETS) has collected and coded 25,190 transcripts for the 2003/9 BPS study and 16,080 for the 2008/09 B&B study.
Principal resource is BPS, not B&B, since latter is completion cohort, and has collected transcripts only from BA awarding institution, not institution of origin if other than BA institution.
NRSS contain data elicited in the student interview that are missing in administrative data.
Were they expecting this to happen? Before enrolling in postsecondary education did they seem themselves as having weaknesses in the subject(s) for which they’re now taking remedial coursework?
120 pilot institutions, July 2010, 1,670 full scale 2 and 4 year institutions, November 2010