ERIC Number: ED314248
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Nov-17
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RDS Mathematics as a Predictor of College Mathematics.
Lovell, Lynn McLaren; Fletcher, Richard K., Jr.
This study is a presentation of findings which indicate the relationship between performance scores on the Remedial Developmental Studies (RDS) mathematics curriculum and grades in a specific college level course in College Algebra for students enrolled at Tennessee Technological University. Results indicated that students who had completed the RDS curriculum compared favorably in achievement with students who were not required to take RDS courses in mathematics. These differences were not statistically significant at the 0.05 level of significance. Overall grade point average for the RDS group was 2.31 for the quarter compared to 2.43 for the non-RDS group, again not statistically significant at the 0.05 level. The Pearson correlation coefficient between grade in RDS mathematics and final grade for the college mathematics course was 0.42. In addition, American College Test (ACT) scores and gender were examined as predictor variables. Lists 18 references. (Author/YP)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Tennessee Academy of Science (Nashville, TN, November 17, 1989).