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ERIC Number: EJ1130188
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0894-3907
Mathematics Readiness of First-Year University Students
Atuahene, Francis; Russell, Tammy A.
Journal of Developmental Education, v39 n3 p12-20, 32 Spr 2016
The majority of high school students, particularly underrepresented minorities (URMs) from low socioeconomic backgrounds are graduating from high school less prepared academically for advanced-level college mathematics. Using 2009 and 2010 course enrollment data, several statistical analyses (multiple linear regression, Cochran Mantel Haenszel [CMH] Chi-square test, and independent t-test) were conducted to examine students' readiness in select college mathematics courses in a four-year public university in the United States. A multiple regression analysis shows that SAT-Math scores marginally contribute to students' performance in college-level mathematics. The CMH?[superscript 2][subscript MH] test shows a statistically significant difference in the row means score between male and female students and regular and special admitted students. The results of the independent t-test shows significant difference between majority White and URMs' performance in select math courses.
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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 - Assessments and Surveys: SAT (College Admission Test)
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