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ERIC Number: EJ865976
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-1051-1970
Removing Remediation Requirements: Effectiveness of Intervention Programs
Fine, Anne; Duggan, Mickle; Braddy, Linda
PRIMUS, v19 n5 p433-446 2009
Remediation of incoming college freshman students is a national concern because remediated students are at higher risk of failing to complete their degrees. Some Oklahoma higher education institutions are working to assist K-12 systems in finding ways to reduce the number of incoming college freshman students requiring remediation. This study investigated one such undertaking in which 12th-grade students took mathematics courses modeled after the East Central University ATLAS developmental mathematics program in an effort to enhance their performance on college admissions and placement assessments. A key feature of ATLAS is its use of an artificial intelligence-based learning system called ALEKS to hone mathematical skills. This study compared the efficacy of ATLAS-patterned high school mathematics courses with non-ALEKS-based mathematics courses or no mathematics course in removing remediation requirements for college-bound high school seniors. Results support the effectiveness of taking a senior-year high school mathematics course in reducing the number of college-bound high school seniors requiring mathematics remediation and also suggest that the ATLAS program may provide an alternative for some students to remove their college mathematics remediation requirements while still in high school. (Contains 1 figure and 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 12; High Schools; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Oklahoma