|Prior to fall semester 2002, results of the validation study for individual courses were published as bound documents, and distributed to instructional divisions and departments, and the Curriculum Committee. Beginning with fall semester 2002, in an effort to conserve paper and make the validation study information more widely available, results of the validation study for individual courses have been placed on the Planning, Research & Regional Education website in PDF format.|
The study requires the removal of prerequisites to compare students who meet the required reading or math level with those who do not. For a prerequisite to be validated, students in the lower skill level must fail the course at a rate significantly below a 50 percent threshold, demonstrating a high likelihood of failure. Additionall, the low skill level students must fail the course at a rate that is significately below the failure rate of students possessing the required skill level. Chi Square tests of statistical significance are utilized to make these judgements once a course has 20 or more students of the low skill level enroll enrolled.
|Prerequisite History - 1998 - 2004|