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ERIC Number: ED043335
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Oct
Pages: 23
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An Analysis of Remedia l Mathematics Programs in Junior and Community Colleges.
Beal, Jack
This survey of remedial or developmental mathematics programs is based on useable responses from 98 community-junior colleges during the fall and winter of 1969. Of the 185 schools originally contacted, 42 specifically indicated no such program, and only six questioned their appropriateness. The most often indicated reasons for the existance of remedial programs were to enable students to continue in regular college math, or to satisfy prerequisite requirements for some other non-mathematics courses. Basic algebra, intermediate algebra, arithmetic, and Euclidean geometry were the courses most frequently offered. In selecting students for remedial programs, standardized tests, previous grades, and counselor recommendation were the most often used criteria. Enrollment in remedial courses included at least 20 per cent of all mathematics students at 51 of the schools. Enrollment in subsequent math courses by continuing students reached an average per cent of 39.4 in 51 of the colleges. Entrance into these non-remedial courses was based largely on grades of C or D in the remedial course. More than half the faculty in each school was involved in the programs, and the major bases for selection included rotation, interest, and understanding of the underachiever. Only 26 of the respondents indicated efforts to evaluate their program. (JO)
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