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ERIC Number: EJ1113059
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1066-8926
Remedial-Math Workshop: Opening Doors to Graduation
Dabkowska, Ewa; Sosnovski, Bianca
Community College Journal of Research and Practice, v40 n11 p954-960 2016
About half of students attending community colleges leave school before finishing their intended goals. To increase students' retention and to prevent the multiple-repeater problem, Queensborough Community College (QCC) offered a short-term workshop for remedial-mathematics students. This was another chance to exit remediation instead of repeating a semester-long course. During the winter session of 2015 at QCC, 96% of the students enrolled in the remedial-mathematics workshop had successfully completed the remedial-mathematics requirement. The workshop consisted of group-centered activities that involved an intense problem solving approach. Students worked in small groups of multiple-repeater students (failed the remedial-mathematics course two or more times) and first-time-repeater students (failed once the remedial-mathematics course and scored at least 52 on the CUNY Elementary Algebra Final Examination) to master important algebraic concepts taught in the remedial-mathematics course. We will discuss the outcomes of the remedial-mathematics workshop pilot and evaluate the effectiveness of the workshop on student's success and retention in remedial mathematics.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)
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