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ERIC Number: EJ1067284
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0894-3907
Readiness, Behavior, and Foundational Mathematics Course Success
Li, Kevin; Zelenka, Richard; Buonaguidi, Larry; Beckman, Robert; Casillas, Alex; Crouse, Jill; Allen, Jeff; Hanson, Mary Ann; Acton, Tara; Robbins, Steve
Journal of Developmental Education, v37 n1 p14-16, 18-20, 22, 34, 36 Fall 2013
This study examines the effects of math readiness and student course behavior (e.g., attendance, participation, homework completion) on knowledge gain and course success using two samples of students enrolled in foundational skills (noncredit-bearing) mathematics courses. As hypothesized, entering student mathematics readiness and course behavior predicted posttest mathematics knowledge. Posttest knowledge and course behavior predicted course success (i.e., passing the course). Results highlight the importance of mathematics readiness and student behavior for understanding mathematics knowledge gains and course success. Implications for institutional policy and practice using effective diagnostic testing and behavioral monitoring are discussed.
National Center for Developmental Education. Appalachian State University, P.O. Box 32098, Boone, NC 28608-2098. Tel: 828-262-3057; Fax: 828-262-7183; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
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Language: English
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