EASTERN FLORIDA STATE COLLEGE (FL)

Reported by Professor Mark McBride, College-Wide Coordinator for Student Success

At Eastern Florida State College, we asked the following question of First-Time in College (FTIC) fall term college-prep (developmental) students and college credit students:

  • What were the retention rates of students who passed SLS 1101 [On Course class] with a "D" or higher compared to students who didn’t take SLS 1101?

We looked to see if the target students enrolled in (1) the following spring term, (2) the following fall term, and (3) graduated by spring 2009. Here are the results:

FTIC College-Prep Students:
From First Fall Term, 2004 to 2007

  Retention of Students who
did NOT take SLS 1101
Retention of students who
DID take SLS 1101
Increased
retention of SLS 1101 (On Course) Students
Returned for following
Spring Term
71.4% 90.17% +18.77%
Returned for following Fall
Term
53.3%  68.5% +15.2%
Graduated by Spring, 2009 11.42% 17.12% +5.7%


 

FTIC College-Credit Students:
From First Fall Term, 2004 to 2007

  Retention of Students who
did NOT take SLS 1101
Retention of students who
DID take SLS 1101
Increased
retention of SLS 1101 (On Course) Students
Returned for following
Spring Term
84.3% 91.42% +7.12%
Returned for following Fall
Term
69.5% 82.1% +12.6%
Graduated by Spring, 2009 34.67% 45.2% +10.53%

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We also compared the Academic Success Rate of students who took Communications 1 (ENC1101) without SLS and those who did take SLS 1101:

  Academic Success rate of
those who did NOT take SLS 1101
Academic Success rate of
those who DID take SLS 1101
Improved
Academic Success for SLS  (On Course) Students
Academic Success of
Students in Communications 1
75.4% 88.4% +13.0%

For Com II (ENC 1102), the increased pass rate was 1.2% for SLS students.

We also compared the Academic Success Rate of students who took Intermediate Algebra (MAT 1022) without SLS with those who took SLS.

  Academic Success rate of
those who did NOT take SLS 1101
Academic Success rate of
those who DID take SLS 1101
Improved
Academic Success for SLS  (On Course) Students
Academic Success of
Students in Intermediate Algebra
63.4% 68.0% +4.6%

We also compared the Academic Success Rate of students who took College Algebra (MAT 1105) without SLS with those who took SLS.

  Academic Success rate of
those who did NOT take SLS 1101
Academic Success rate of
those who DID take SLS 1101
Improved
Academic Success for SLS  (On Course) Students
Academic Success of
Students in College Algebra
72.0% 82.1% +10.1%