ERIC Number: ED071564
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Oct
Reference Count: 0
The First Year of Remedial Mathematics Instruction Under Open Admissions. (A Report on the Results of Several Studies of the Remedial Math Program at City College of New York). Report Number 9.
On the basis of test results, high school background and degree objective, 25% of the 1970 freshman class at the City College of New York was assigned to a remedial math course. Students retested after 1 semester of remediation showed significant improvement, as compared to a control group who did not take a remedial math course. First semester grades revealed that two-fifths of the remedial students received non-pass grades. Failure rate for students going from Math 56 (remedial trigonometry) to Math 1 (beginning calculus) showed a non-pass rate of 77%. A control group of low ability students going directly into Math 1 had a non-pass rate of 81%. Results of questionnaires administered to students revealed general satisfaction with course, but only half of the students in Math 56 felt they knew material upon completion of the course. Math laboratories received strong support while tutoring was viewed as less helpful. Instructors indicated that most students were motivated but did not progress as rapidly as students in regular classes. Need for improving tutoring and laboratories was mentioned. (Author/HS)
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Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. City Coll.