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ERIC Number: EJ1071436
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0894-3907
FOCUS: Sustainable Mathematics Successes
Mireles, Selina V.; Acee, Taylor W.; Gerber, Lindsey N.
Journal of Developmental Education, v38 n1 p26-30, 36 Fall 2014
The FOCUS (Fundamentals of Conceptual Understanding and Success) Co-Requisite Model Intervention (FOCUS Intervention) for College Algebra was developed as part of the Developmental Education Demonstration Projects (DEDP) in Texas. The program was designed to use multiple services, courses, and best practices to support student completion of a credit-bearing mathematics course. The curriculum design and instructional strategies of the College Algebra FOCUS band are described and examples are included to expand on the richness of the model. Using repeated measures of students' mathematics proficiency and baseline comparison group data of students' course grades, we present evidence linking the FOCUS Intervention with increased mathematics proficiency, fewer course withdrawals, and improved course grades.
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
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas
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