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ERIC Number: ED521459
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
What Should Students Be Ready for in College? A Look at First-Year Course Work in Four-Year Postsecondary Institutions in the U.S. Research Report No. 2010-1
Shaw, Emily J.; Patterson, Brian F.
College Board
This study examined the English, mathematics, and natural sciences course work taken by students in their first year of college. Four-year postsecondary institutions (k = 110) provided first-year performance data for the first-time, first-year students who began college in the fall of 2006. As in previous research, composition is the most commonly taken English course. However, calculus was more popular than algebra within mathematics, and chemistry was more popular than biology within the natural sciences, both different findings from previous analyses of first-year college course work in those content areas. Appended are: (1) Descriptive Statistics for Students Enrolled in at Least One English Course, by Detailed English Content Area; (2) Descriptive Statistics for Students Enrolled in at Least One Mathematics Course, by Detailed Mathematics Content Area; and (3) Descriptive Statistics for Students Enrolled in at Least One Natural Science Course, by Detailed Natural Science Content Area. (Contains 6 tables and 4 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: College Board
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