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ERIC Number: ED400014
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Dec
Pages: 35
Abstractor: N/A
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A Comparison of Students Who Followed Mathematics Advisement Recommendations and Students Who Did Not at Rochester Community College.
Mercer, Bonnie
A study was conducted at Rochester Community College, in Minnesota, to compare pass rates in a college-level mathematics class for mathematically underprepared students who enrolled in developmental courses and those who did not. The study population consisted of 73 students enrolled in Math 103, while data were collected on the student's final grade, math placement level, whether or not they had enrolled in the prerequisite math class, and the grade they received in the prerequisite course. The study found that 35 of the 73 students were appropriately placed, following a counselor's advice, and passed Math 103, while 15 students had also followed a counselor's advice but did not pass. In addition, of those who disregarded placement advice, 13 did not pass and 10 did. The results of the study showed a statistically significant relationship between passing the course and following placement advice given by counselors based on math skill assessment scores. Three conclusions were drawn from the results: students should heed their counselor's advice; the advice does make a difference if students are to pass college math; and counselors at the college can feel confident that their mathematics placement recommendations are valid. Contains 21 references. Graphs and tables are appended. (HAA)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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