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Instructional Annual Report of Program Data (ARPD)

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College: Kauai Community College
Program: Remedial/Developmental Writing

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Part I. Quantitative Indicators

Overall Program Health: Healthy
Demand Indicators Program Year Demand Health Call
10-11 11-12 12-13
1 Enrolled in any Remedial/Developmental 221 245 198 Healthy
2 Semester Hours Taught 48 45 45
3 * Student Semester Hours (SSH) Taught 717 819 669
4 Full Time Students (Fall) Enrolled 92 111 100
5 Full Time Students (Spring) Enrolled 51 49 34
6 Number of Classes Taught 16 15 15
Achieving the Dream AtD Fall Cohort
2009 2010 2011
7 Percent AtD Cohort with Placement 84% 90% 91%
8 AtD Cohort Placing Remdial/Developmental 44% 52% 57%
9 Cohort Enrolling Remedial/Developmental 103 108 136
9a Percent Cohort Enrolling Remedial/Developmental 62% 61% 64%
10 * Increase Percent Enrolling -5% -1% 3%

Efficiency Indicators Program Year Efficiency Health Call
10-11 11-12 12-13
11 Average Class Size 14.9 18.2 14.9 Healthy
12 * Fill Rate 74.6% 91% 79.6%
13 Number of Low-Enrolled (<10) Classes 2 1 2
14 * BOR Appointed Faculty (FTE) 0.7 1.1 0.6
15 Non-BOR Appointed Faculty Teaching Classes 5 2 5
16 Percentage Classes Taught by Regular Discipline Faculty 44% 73% 40%
17 Percentage Classes Taught by non Regular Discipline Faculty 56% 27% 60%
18 Program Budget Allocation $62,853 $62,853 Not Reported
18b Tution and Fees $0 $0 Not Reported
19 Cost per SSH $88 $77 Not Reported
*Data element used in health call calculation Last Updated: November 13, 2013

Effectiveness Indicators Program Year Effectiveness Health Call
10-11 11-12 12-13
Retention (Course Completion) Cautionary
20 1 Level Below College Level 95% 93% 95%
21 2 Levels Below College Level 98% 89% 94%
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 67% 56% 72%
23a 1 Level Below College Level 119 119 122
24 Withdrawals (Grade = W) 9 15 8
25 2 Levels Below College Level 61% 63% 55%
25a 2 Levels Below College Level 38 39 29
26 Withdrawals (Grade = W) 1 7 3
27 3 or More Levels Below College Level N/A N/A N/A
27a 3 or More Levels Below College Level N/A N/A N/A
28 Withdrawals (Grade = W) N/A N/A N/A

Achieving the Dream AtD Fall Cohort  
2009 2010 2011
29 Cohort Enrolled in Remedial Developmental Course 103 108 136  
30 Cohort Successful Completion at Least One Remedial/Developmental Course within First Academic Year 65 79 87
31 Percent Cohort Successful Completion 63% 73% 64%
Remedial/Developmental Pipeline
32 AtD Cohort Size 372 334 374
33 Percent AtD Students Placing Into Remedial/ Developmental Level 44% 52% 57%
34 Percent AtD Cohort Enrolled in Remedial/ Developmental Course 28% 32% 36%
35 Percent AtD Cohort Successfully Completing Any Remedial/ Developmental Course Within First Academic Year 40% 45% 41%
36 Percent AtD Cohort Successfully Completing College Level Course Within First Academic Year 76% 60% 45%

Successful Next Level Program Year  
10-11 11-12 12-13
Persistence (Fall to Spring)  
37 * Percent From 1 Level Below College Level, To College Level   65% 60.2%
37a From 1 Level Below College Level, To College level 57 52 53
38 Percent From 2 Levels Below College Level, To 1 Level Below   76% 83%
38a From 2 Levels Below College Level, To 1 Level Below 12 19 15
39 Percent From 3 or More Levels Below College Level, To 2 Levels Below   N/A N/A
39a From 3 or More Levels Below College Level, To 2 Levels Below N/A N/A N/A
Success in Subsequent Level (Equivalent C or Higher)
40 College Level From 1 Level Below 34 39 30
40a * Percent College Level From 1 Level Below   75% 56.6%
41 1 Level Below From 2 Levels Below College Level 9 12 9
42 2 Levels Below From 3 or More Levels Below College Level N/A N/A N/A
*Data element used in health call calculation Last Updated: November 13, 2013
Glossary | Health Call Scoring Rubric

Part II. Analysis of the Program

In R/D Writing, Demand, Effeciency and Effectiveness are all considered Healthy. 198 students were enrolled in the 12-13 year for a decrease of 47 students from the previous year.  The average class size was 14.9, down from 18.2 the previous year.  The fill rate was 79% which is 12% lower than the previous year.   Retention in the courses that are one level below college level is at 95% and for courses that are two levels below it is at 94%. The successful completion numbers were 55% for remedial and 72% for developmental courses. 

The Learning Center continues to provide tutors serving English students in the 12-13 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. Fall 2012 was the first semester of implementation of madatory placement into IS 103 for students who place into two or more remedial/developmental courses.  Eleven sections of IS 103 were taught in the 12-13 year, and twelve sections are scheduled for the 13-14 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 Brainfuse 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, and an accelerated ENG 19/22 course.  The English faculty will discuss the possibility of an accelerated developmental reading course.

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.

In the Spring 2014 semester, two sections of ENG 21 will be taught using Spark3000 software.  Several innovative features of the program are that it adjusts readings to individual Lexile levels, articles are "stretchable" so that students can read a "skeleton" of an article and then expand it to full-length when they've mastered the initial content, and a database of articles that can be tailored per student interest.  

Professional Development - KCC has been working with Mauai College, LCC and WCC to plan a Reading Across the Disciplines workshop on Oahu in the summer 2014.  If the funding for the grant is approved, faculty from KCC will be able to participate in professional development on strategies for teaching reading.

Part IV. Resource Implications

No additional resources are being requested at this time.