ERIC Number: ED195398
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Are Developmental Programs at the College Level Doing Their Job?
Miller, Loretta Diane
Conducted during the 1979-80 school year, this study gathered statistical information as to the success of the developmental mathematics program at Arkansas State University (ASU). The investigation focused on a comparison between Foundation Mathematics students who took Basic Mathematics as a follow-up course and pupils who enrolled in Basic Mathematics without first taking Foundation Mathematics. Success was determined by looking at the grades achieved by both groups of pupils in Basic Mathematics. Among the findings, the data revealed that 32 of 38 pupils who took Basic Mathematics after Foundation Mathematics passed; whereas, only 33 of 50 pupils who took Basic Mathematics alone were successful. The information provided by this investigation supported the hypothesis that the developmental mathematics program at ASU is "doing its job," with Foundation Mathematics successfully serving as a preparatory class for Basic Mathematics. (MP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Arkansas State University; Mathematics Education Research
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (9th, New Orleans, LA, November 12-14, 1980).