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ERIC Number: EJ1079634
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 60
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1541-0935
Math Readiness of Texas Community College Developmental Education Students: A Multiyear Statewide Analysis
Abraham, Reni A.; Slate, John R.; Saxon, D. Patrick; Barnes, Wally
Community College Enterprise, v20 n2 p25-44 Fall 2014
In this investigation, we examined the college readiness in math of Texas community college students using archival data from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Data analyzed were the rate of all first-time in college (FTIC) developmental education students who scored below the Texas college readiness standards in math and the rates of FTIC developmental math students who completed a college-level math course with a grade of A, B, or C within a three-year period, at Texas community colleges for 2003 through 2008. Statistically significant differences were not present between 2003 and 2008 with respect to the variables analyzed herein. The percentage of FTIC developmental students who scored below the Texas college readiness standards in math were 40.63% in 2003 and 41.07% in 2008. For the percentage of FTIC developmental math students who completed a college-level math course with a grade of A, B, or C within a three-year period, only 5.44% met this criterion in 2003 and 5.57% in 2008. These results reflect no improvements with respect to math college readiness scores of Texas community college students during this time period. As such, a re-evaluation of initiatives to improve math college readiness is warranted.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas