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ERIC Number: ED414985
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Nov-5
Pages: 25
Abstractor: N/A
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Readiness for College in Leon County: Who Are the Students That Need Remedial Education?
Southhard, Margarida; Collier, Sylvia
A study was conducted to determine the extent to which high school graduates from Florida's Leon County needed remediation to enter college-level mathematics, reading, and writing courses. Records were examined for 2,705 high school graduates from 1992 to 1996 who were first-time college students in a Florida public community college or state university within the same period. Study findings included the following: (1) over the four-year span, an average of 21% of the graduates needed remediation in mathematics; (2) for students needing remediation in all subjects, 58% were female and 46% were black; (3) 79% of the graduates from the period did not need any remediation, 57% of whom were female and 22% black; (4) the average grade point average of students needing remediation in mathematics was almost one letter grade lower than those not needing remediation; (5) the mathematics remedial students were likely to take Algebra I, but were unlikely to take Algebra II or Geometry; and (6) 90% of the remedial students attended a community college. Data tables and a list of upper-level mathematics and science courses in Florida are appended. (BCY)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Leon County Schools, Tallahassee, FL.