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ERIC Number: EJ881562
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 1
A Follow-Up Study to Compare Success Rates of Developmental Math Students
Woodard, Teresa; Burkett, Sexton
Inquiry, v15 n1 p21-27 2010
This article presents a study that compared the success rates of students in Arithmetic (MTH 02), Algebra I (MTH 03), and Algebra II (MTH 03) when they were offered at Southwest Virginia Community College (SWCC) for three credits versus five credits. The authors' findings showed no significant differences in the success rates of students who were enrolled in the three-credit classes and the five-credit classes. As a result of both studies, they recommend that developmental courses be offered for three credits instead of five. Advantages include lower costs to students, fewer scheduling problems, and possibly less burnout for students and teachers. They also recommend that this study be replicated by other colleges that offer a variety of credits for developmental courses. As a result of the study, SWCC returned to offering the development math courses for three credits in Spring 2005. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Virginia