Using the ASSET and comprehensive studies courses to predict success in online business technology courses at Tri-County Technical College
Brian Dale Swords, Clemson University, United States
Clemson University . Awarded
The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of the ACT (American College Testing Service) ASSET (Assessment of Student Skills for Entry Transfer) placement examination and Tri-County Technical College's (TCTC) comprehensive studies courses as a method of predicting a student's ability to satisfactorily complete online courses in the business technology department at Tri-County Technical College. Since student success and retention are directly related to funding initiatives from our state legislature, the need for proper assessment of students in this new form of learning is critical for funding. Enrollment in online courses has grown exponentially over the past several years at Tri-County Technical College (Tri-County Technical, 2004a). Although there has been research conducted on assessment in college courses and the use of remediation in college, little research has been conducted on the use of assessment and remedial courses and how they predict the success of students in online courses. With the increase in the number of online courses and online degree programs being offered by Tri-County Technical College, there is a need for research in this area to ensure that students are receiving accurate placement in online courses (Tri-County Technical College, 2004a).
Swords, B.D. Using the ASSET and comprehensive studies courses to predict success in online business technology courses at Tri-County Technical College. Ph.D. thesis, Clemson University.
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