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ERIC Number: EJ1069843
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1066-8926
Peer Coaching of At-Risk Students in a Remedial Mathematics Course
George, Michael; Khazanov, Leonid; McCarthy, Chris
Community College Journal of Research and Practice, v39 n11 p1022-1038 2015
Remedial mathematics at the college level has evidenced strikingly low retention and passing rates. It has been shown that at least 25% of the variation in student performance is explained by students' affective variables such as attitudes, study skills, and mathematics anxiety. This study endeavored to address affective variables by: (a) incorporating the teaching of study skills into an elementary algebra course; and (b) identifying at-risk students and assigning these students "coaches," who functioned both as tutors and counselors, providing regular personalized assistance. The results showed that the attrition rate was significantly lower in the treatment groups, and the overall passing rate for coached students was significantly higher.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New York
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: COMPASS (Computer Assisted Test)
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