ERIC Number: ED062973
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
An Investigation of the Relative Effectiveness of the Basic Mathematics Review Program at Essex Community College.
Basic Mathematics Review (BMR) is a remedial non-credit course at Essex Community College (Maryland) being taught on an individualized basis. Following diagnostic testing and placement, instruction utilizes programmed materials, tutors, and self-tests. Evaluation of the new individualized BMR and comparison with the traditional remedial course resulted in several conclusions: (1) students succeeding in BMR achieved significantly higher in credit mathematics courses than students not required to take BMR; (2) students who did not pass BMR, but took credit math courses, failed to achieve above "D" grades; (3) a greater percentage of students re-enrolled after failing BMR than those who failed the traditional course; (4) withdrawal percentages in credit math courses were lower for BMR graduates than for those not required to take BMR; (5) a smaller percentage of students passed the individualized BMR than the traditional remedial course; and (6) students who re-enrolled in BMR after failing had about the same rate of success as first-time students. (RN)
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Authoring Institution: Essex Community Coll., MD.