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ERIC Number: ED011760
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Oct
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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STUDY OF VARIABLES ASSOCIATED WITH FINAL GRADES IN MATHEMATICS COURSES.
DAVIS, ELTON C.; RISSER, JOHN J.
THIS STUDY WAS CONDUCTED IN ORDER TO DETERMINE THE RELATIVE VALUE OF PREVIOUS GRADES IN MATHEMATICS COURSES, THE OVERALL HIGH SCHOOL GRADE POINT AVERAGE, AND THE PLACEMENT TEST IN MATHEMATICS DEVELOPED AT THE COLLEGE AS PREDICTORS OF ACHIEVEMENT IN INTRODUCTORY AND INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA, IN COLLEGE ALGEBRA, IN TRIGONOMETRY, AND IN ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS. A CORRELATION MATRIX FOR EACH OF THE COURSES WAS PREPARED. FINAL GRADES IN THE INTRODUCTORY AND INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA COURSES CORRELATED MOST HIGHLY WITH GRADES EARNED IN PREVIOUSLY TAKEN MATHEMATICS COURSES. THE LOWEST CORRELATIONS WERE FOUND BETWEEN THE FINAL GRADES WHICH STUDENTS MADE IN THESE COURSES AND THEIR SCORES ON THE QUALIFYING PLACEMENT TESTS. FOR THE TWO MORE ADVANCED COURSES, HOWEVER, THE HIGHEST CORRELATIONS WERE FOUND BETWEEN THE FINAL COURSE GRADES AND THE SCORES MADE ON THE QUALIFYING PLACEMENT TEST. (AL)
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Authoring Institution: Pasadena City Coll., CA.
Identifiers: California (Pasadena)