Pearson Foundation Community College Student Survey
The Pearson Foundation is committed to understanding students and the keys to their success. The Foundation has expanding these efforts within the community college student community by asking students directly.
The result is the Pearson Foundation Community College Student Survey, a poll that seeks to gathers the opinions of a broad-based, representative sample of community college students regarding the issues confronting them.
According to the Second Annual Pearson Foundation Community College Student Survey, community college students still face challenges accessing courses, they feel their high schools could have done a better job preparing them for college-level courses, however online learning and technology is being embraced by these students.
Conducted online between August 15 and September 26, 2011 by Harris Interactive, this survey identifies a number of trends and challenges from a student’s point of view, including:
Access to courses continues to be a problem for students at community colleges.
One-half of community college students who are recent high school graduates said their high schools did only a fair or poor job of preparing them for college-level courses.
Online learning has become a standard learning technique for many community college students.
Many more community college students own and use various technological devices for academic purposes than a year ago.
A summary of the results of the Pearson Foundation Community College Student Survey can be found here.