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College: Kauai Community College
Program: Remedial/Developmental Reading

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Program Description

 

The Remedial/Developmental Reading and Writing program at Kauai Community College consists of all Reading and Writing courses that are below college level and is coordinated by the English department as part of their regular curriculum offerings.  Remdial/Developmental Reading and Writing is further supported by the Tutoring Center, the College Success’ Developmental English Coordinator, and volunteer tutoring by the English Department.

The mission of the College Success initiatives is to provide exemplary programs for student learning that assist and engage students in acquiring the skills that lead to increased student success and retention, and provide the foundation for the achievement of academic, career and personal goals.

Part I. Quantitative Indicators

Overall Program Health: Cautionary
Demand Indicators Program Year Demand Health Call
09-10 10-11 11-12
1 Enrolled in any Remedial/Developmental 113 99 115 Healthy
2 Semester Hours Taught 24 24 21
3 * Student Semester Hours (SSH) Taught 375 339 384
4 Full Time Students (Fall) Enrolled 58 46 58
5 Full Time Students (Spring) Enrolled 25 23 16
6 Number of Classes Taught 8 8 7
Achieving the Dream AtD Fall Cohort
2008 2009 2010
7 Percent AtD Cohort with Placement 81% 86% 91%
8 AtD Cohort Placing Remdial/Developmental 42% 41% 44%
9 Cohort Enrolling Remedial/Developmental 40 48 50
9a Percent Cohort Enrolling Remedial/Developmental 33% 31% 34%
10 * Increase Percent Enrolling 11% -2% 3%

Efficiency Indicators Program Year Efficiency Health Call
09-10 10-11 11-12
11 Average Class Size 15.6 14.1 18.3 Healthy
12 * Fill Rate 63% 57% 73%
13 Number of Low-Enrolled (<10) Classes 1 2 1
14 * BOR Appointed Faculty (FTE) 0.2 0.3 0.4
15 Non-BOR Appointed Faculty Teaching Classes 4 4 2
16 Percentage Classes Taught by Regular Discipline Faculty 25% 38% 57%
17 Percentage Classes Taught by non Regular Discipline Faculty 75% 63% 43%
18 Program Budget Allocation $34,806 $31,305 $31,305
18b Tution and Fees $0 $0 $0
19 Cost per SSH $93 $92 $82

Effectiveness Indicators Program Year Effectiveness Health Call
09-10 10-11 11-12
Retention (Course Completion) Unhealthy
20 1 Level Below College Level 93% 96% 94%
21 2 Levels Below College Level 97% 97% 86%
22 3 or More Levels Below College Level N/A N/A N/A
Successful completion (Equivalent C or Higher)
23 1 Level Below College Level 57% 46% 50%
23a 1 Level Below College Level 51 37 54
24 Withdrawals (Grade = W) 6 3 6
25 2 Levels Below College Level 51% 55% 71%
25a 2 Levels Below College Level 18 18 15
26 Withdrawals (Grade = W) 1 1 3
27 3 or More Levels Below College Level N/A N/A N/A
27a 3 or More Levels Below College Level 0 N/A N/A
28 Withdrawals (Grade = W) N/A N/A N/A

Achieving the Dream AtD Fall Cohort  
2008 2009 2010
29 Cohort Enrolled in Remedial Developmental Course 40 48 50  
30 Cohort Successful Completion at Least One Remedial/Developmental Course within First Academic Year 22 31 25
31 Percent Cohort Successful Completion 55% 65% 50%
Remedial/Developmental Pipeline
32 AtD Cohort Size 284 372 334
33 Percent AtD Students Placing Into Remedial/ Developmental Level 42% 41% 44%
34 Percent AtD Cohort Enrolled in Remedial/ Developmental Course 14% 13% 15%
35 Percent AtD Cohort Successfully Completing Any Remedial/ Developmental Course Within First Academic Year 18% 20% 17%
36 Percent AtD Cohort Successfully Completing College Level Course Within First Academic Year 16% 18% 7%

Successful Next Level Program Year  
09-10 10-11 11-12
Persistence (Fall to Spring)  
37 * Percent From 1 Level Below College Level, To College Level     21%
37a From 1 Level Below College Level, To College level 5 3 8
38 Percent From 2 Levels Below College Level, To 1 Level Below     50%
38a From 2 Levels Below College Level, To 1 Level Below 6 3 5
39 Percent From 3 or More Levels Below College Level, To 2 Levels Below     N/A
39a From 3 or More Levels Below College Level, To 2 Levels Below N/A N/A N/A
Success in Subsequent Course (Equivalent C or Higher)
40 College Level From 1 Level Below 3 2 8
40a * Percent College Level From 1 Level Below     100%
41 1 Level Below From 2 Levels Below College Level 5 1 3
42 2 Levels Below From 3 or More Levels Below College Level N/A N/A N/A
Last Updated: December 7, 2012
Glossary | Health Call Scoring Rubric

Part II. Analysis of the Program

 

In R/D Reading 115 students were enrolled in the 11-12 year for an increase of 16 students from the previous year.  The average class size was 18.3, up from 14.1 the previous year.  The fill rate was 73% which is 16% higher from the previous year.  Demand and efficiency are considered healthy according to existing benchmarks.  Retention in the courses that are one level below college level is at 94% and for courses that are two levels below it is at 86%. The successful completion numbers were 71% for remedial and 50% for developmental courses.  The retention rates are down from the previous year, but succesfull completion rates have increased.  

The Learning Center continues to provide tutors serving English students in the 11-12 school year.  This is an AtD strategy that has proven to be successful.  Another strategy that was continued this year was the use of the IS 103 course that includes study skills, college resources, technology and affective skills training. Six sections were taught in the 11-12 year, and twelve sections are scheduled for the 12-13 year. 

 KCC has established a College Success Program.  It is currently staffed by an English Instructor/Coordinator and a Math Instructor/Coordinator.

Part III. Action Plan

Tutoring - Peer tutoring continues to be important support service for students in R/D Reading courses.  Under the coordination of Tina Castro, the tutoring center continues to have English tutors available throughout the day.  Furthermore, the Smart Thinking tutoring service offers an online option for students looking for assistance with R/D Reading.

Accelerated Courses- KCC is currently offering an accelerated ENG 22/100 course.  An accelerated ENG 19/22 course is under development.  If the accelerated writing courses are successful, an accelerated reading course will be developed.

IS 103- Starting in the Fall 2012 semester, KCC students who place into two or more remedial/developmental courses are required to take IS 103, Intro to College, in their first semester.  IS 103 is a college success course which covers study skills, college resources, technology as well as time managememnt and motivation. The purpose of the course is to increase student retention and success.

ENG 21 for Culinary - The Remedial/Developmental English Coordinator is investigating the possibility of an ENG 21 course that is contextualized for Culinary Arts students.  If the need for such a course is determined, it can be designed and offered in the 2013-14 school year.

Professional Development - The Remedial/Developmental English and Math Coordinators, along with the Native Hawaiian Counselor, will attend the Achieving the Dream conference in February 2013.  The team from KCC will be looking for strategies that can be implemented to increase retention and success for remedial/developmental courses.

Part IV. Resource Implications

No additional resources are being requested at this time.