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Report 96-11: Progress Report on the Effectiveness of Collaborative Student Academic Development Programs: A Report of the California Postsecondary Education Commission

Published by The California Postsecondary Education Commission

June 1996

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In 1992, the Commission assessed the effectiveness of collaborative student academic development programs which had a collective goal to increase college preparation among students from groups for which there was documented low college eligibility and college-attendance rates. That report, in responding to Supplemental Language to the 1988-89 Budget Act, concluded that the programs studied had meet their educational equity goals and had enhanced collaboration between public schools and postsecondary institutions.

This current study examines the progress of nine collaborative student academic development programs during the period since the 1992 publication of the Final Report on the Effectiveness of Intersegmental Student Preparation Programs. Those programs -- all but one were included in the initial study -- are Advancement via Individual Determination (AVID); Alliance for Collaborative Change in Education in School Success (ACCESS); California Academic Partnership Program (CAPP); California Student Opportunity and Access Program (Cal-SOAP); College Readiness Program (CRP), Early Academic Outreach Program (EAOP), Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA); Middle College (MC); and, Urban School-Community Collaborative (UCSCol).

Overall, this report finds that the examined programs assist students preparing for college to excel academically, to take full advantage of subsequent postsecondary education opportunity, and to reduce the need for remedial education in college. A set of specific conclusions and recommendations are offered.

The Commission adopted this report at it meeting on June 3, 1996, on recommendation of it Educational Policy and Programs Committee.

Related Topics: Program Review

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