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On Tue, 23 Jan 2001, Gene Kerstiens wrote:

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> Richard and Others,
>
>        By far the best designed, most thorough and recent study of a
> competency based program was conducted by Richard Sawyer and Jeff Schiel,
> "Postesting Students to Assess the Effectiveness of Remedial Instruction in
> College," ACT Research Reports Series 2000-7, June 2000, 24pp.  This study
> involved 19,278 students at 9 two-year colleges and 10 four-year institutions
> in a state postsecondary system. Courses studied were reading, writing and
> math. It's an eye-opener.  You can get a free copy by writing: ACT Research
> Report Series, PO BOX 168, Iowa City, Iowa, 52243-0168.  Or you might try
> calling the ACT Central Office: 319/337-1000.
>
> Regards,
>
> Gene Kerstiens
> (310) 326-5819
>
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> <HTML><FONT FACE=arial,helvetica><FONT  SIZE=2>Richard and Others,
> <BR>
> <BR> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;By far the best designed, most thorough and recent study of a
> <BR>competency based program was conducted by Richard Sawyer and Jeff Schiel,
> <BR>"Postesting Students to Assess the Effectiveness of Remedial Instruction in
> <BR>College," ACT Research Reports Series 2000-7, June 2000, 24pp. &nbsp;This study
> <BR>involved 19,278 students at 9 two-year colleges and 10 four-year institutions
> <BR>in a state postsecondary system. Courses studied were reading, writing and
> <BR>math. It's an eye-opener. &nbsp;You can get a free copy by writing: ACT Research
> <BR>Report Series, PO BOX 168, Iowa City, Iowa, 52243-0168. &nbsp;Or you might try
> <BR>calling the ACT Central Office: 319/337-1000.
> <BR>
> <BR>Regards,
> <BR>
> <BR>Gene Kerstiens
> <BR>(310) 326-5819</FONT></HTML>
>
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