ERIC Number: ED409200
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
Success in College Mathematics: Comparisons between Remedial and Non-Remedial First Year College Students.
Hagedorn, Linda Serra; And Others
This study aims to contribute to the existing research exploring differences in mathematics achievement at the postsecondary level between males and females and minorities and non-minorities. This report explores and expands upon research that documents both cognitive and non-cognitive factors which facilitate or hinder mathematics achievement. The sample which serves as the data for this study is derived from the National Center on Postsecondary Learning and Assessment (NCPLA). Initial statistical procedures included testing all variables of interest for normality, factor analysis to isolate and identify appropriate scales, subsequent tests for construct reliability, and tests for interactions by gender, ethnicity, and remedial/non-remedial mathematics placement. The analysis indicates that non-remedial students in this sample have parents with a higher education, come from families with a higher total income, received more encouragement to pursue higher education, and reported spending more time studying in high school. Contains 48 references. (DDR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center on Postsecondary Teaching, Learning, and Assessment, University Park, PA.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Chicago.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Chicago, IL, March, 1997).