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ERIC Number: EJ854879
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-1527-9316
Factors Influencing Academic Performance of Students Enrolled in a Lower Division Cell Biology Core Course
Soto, Julio G.; Anand, Sulekha
Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, v9 n1 p64-80 Jan 2009
Students' performance in two semesters of our Cell Biology course was examined for this study. Teaching strategies, behaviors, and pre-course variables were analyzed with respect to students' performance. Pre-semester and post-semester surveys were administered to ascertain students' perceptions about class difficulty, amount of study and effort put into the course, and professional goals. Chi-square (X[superscript 2]) tests of independence showed that completion of chemistry requirements, passing the laboratory component of Cell Biology, homework, and attendance were related to passing our course. Logistic regression showed that perfect attendance followed by GPA, were the most important factors associated with passing the course. (Contains 1 table and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California