Basic Skills Research
This research will map the flow of students from entry, assessment, placement, basic skill enrollment and success at the collegiate level in math, English, Reading, and ESL. A focus on the beginning of the "funnel" will help us understand how many students are being "lost" at the college because they do not assess or do not follow the assessments. In addition, the analysis will test the assumption that students following basic skills assessment advice are more likely to succeed at the collegiate level. This data could then be used to inform future students of the value of the College assessment process. The data may also lead to suggestions for changes in policy regarding the timing of assessments.