ERIC Number: ED255377
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Assessment of Mathematics Remediation at Ramapo College of New Jersey.
This study assessed the effectiveness of the remedial/developmental mathematics program developed at Ramapo College of New Jersey. Data was gathered from a random sample of 604 students who participated in the program for at least part of the three-year period 1981-84 and for whom both pretest and posttest scores were available in at least one skill area (computation or algebra). The New Jersey College Basic Skills Placement Test was used, with 30 computation items and 30 algebra items. Significant differences were found between pre- and posttest scores over the three-year period, for both computation and algebra. Over 72 percent of the students enrolled in the remedial/developmental courses successfully completed them. Furthermore, the findings indicated that the program contributed significantly to the improvement of students' mathematics skills and that they retained a great deal of the content learned. Students successfully completing the program appeared to have the same opportunity for success in subsequent mathematics courses as did students not requiring remediation. (MNS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Mathematics Education Research
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (69th, Chicago, IL, March 31-April 4, 1985).