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ERIC Number: EJ1097696
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Improving Placement and Retention Rates with the Use of Mathematics Review Courses
Coe, William W.
NADE Digest, v2 n2 p55-62 Fall 2006
Anyone who has ever taught developmental mathematics knows there is a problem in course placement. Some students test well and place clearly above their level, while other students place below their real capability because they either have been away from math for a number of years, or did not prepare for the assessment test. In either case, they end up wasting their time and money. Montgomery College offers two review courses that cover the developmental math sequence of Prealgebra, Elementary Algebra, and Intermediate Algebra. These review courses have proven to do a more accurate job of placement. In addition to helping the placement effort, we have found that the retention rate has dramatically improved.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Maryland
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