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ERIC Number: EJ1095202
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jan
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0047-231X
The Development of a Learning Gap between Students with Strong Prerequisite Skills and Students with Weak Prerequisite Skills
Terry, Nathan B.; de La Harpe, Kimberly; Kontur, Frederick
Journal of College Science Teaching, v45 n3 Jan 2016
This article investigates how mastery of prerequisite course material impacts student learning in follow-on courses. To measure the importance of prerequisite skills, we compare the exam scores of students with a GPA of 3.0 or better in their multidisciplinary prerequisite classes to the exam scores of students with a GPA of less than 3.0 in their interdisciplinary prerequisite courses.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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