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ERIC Number: EJ927396
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 27
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-0022-1546
What Influences Students' Need for Remediation in College? Evidence from California
Howell, Jessica S.
Journal of Higher Education, v82 n3 p292-318 May-Jun 2011
According to the U.S. Department of Education, 75% of postsecondary institutions in the United States offer remedial courses in mathematics and English,catering to the 28% of first-time college freshmen at both two- and four-year postsecondary institutions who lack the skills necessary to perform college-level work. By the time students reach college, their ability to handle college-level coursework is based not only on their academic ability and effort, but on a cumulative set of influences from family, teachers, peers, and schools. This paper examines the relationships between these influences and students' need for remedial coursework in college. The author focuses especially on those factors influencing remediation need that are potentially under public policymakers' control, namely, attributes of students' high schools and teachers. (Contains 4 figures, 5 tables, and 15 notes.)
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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 - Location: California; United States