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ERIC Number: ED530494
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 110
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1247-5252-5
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Evaluating the Effectiveness of Remedial Mathematics at the Community College
Lawrence, Daysha Monique
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, North Carolina State University
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of remedial math courses at the community college level through an examination of short-term academic success variables. For the purposes of this study, short-term academic success was defined as passing required remedial math course(s) and the first college-level math course with a C or better. In this study, logistic regression allowed the researcher to evaluate the relationship between success in remedial education courses and success in the students' first college-level mathematics course. The total population of this study was (1,892). The number of students who attempted one remedial math course was (1,650) and the total number of students who attempted two remedial math courses was (423). Of the initial (1,892) only (197) attempted their first college-level mathematics course. The results of the study indicate that (69.2%) of students at Achieve Community College passed their required remedial mathematics courses. The results of the logistic regression analyses found that women were more likely to pass their first remedial math course than men and that students who did not receive financial aid were more likely to pass their second remedial math course than those who received financial aid. Age and Hispanic were predictor variables for success in the first college-level math course with traditional aged students being less likely to pass their first college-level math course than nontraditional students and Hispanic students being less likely to pass their first college-level math course than Non-Hispanics. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page: http://www.proquest.com/en-US/products/dissertations/individuals.shtml.]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
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Language: English
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