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ERIC Number: EJ1141084
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1936-3478
Reforming the Placement of Transfer Students in Introductory Level Mathematics Courses
Seceleanu, Irina; Metcalf, Rebecca C.
Journal of Academic Administration in Higher Education, v9 n1 p41-51 Spr 2013
Transfer has become a significant pathway for obtaining a bachelor's degree from four-year institutions. As a result, higher education institutions are faced with an increasing population of transfer students with varied academic backgrounds and readiness levels. Determining the placement of transfer students in the appropriate introductory-level mathematics course presents a distinctive challenge, and has not been the focus of many studies. In response, this article offers an analysis of the difficulties associated with the placement of transfer students and of the variety of practices regarding placement across select institutions. A narrative describing the placement system for transfer students adopted at a public four-year university in Massachusetts, as well as recommendations for other institutions for the implementation of a smooth, efficient and transparent mathematics placement system for transfer students, is provided.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts
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