ERIC Number: EJ938945
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
Exploring Mathematics College Readiness in the United States
McCormick, Nancy J.; Lucas, Marva S.
Current Issues in Education, v14 n1 2011
Large numbers of students graduate high school unprepared for post-secondary education and ill-equipped for the labor force of the 21st century. Research on college readiness reveals the prominent role that mathematics preparedness plays in the fulfillment of hopes and dreams for a college degree. As requirements for post-secondary education and qualifications for the workforce merge, college readiness in mathematics is a significant factor in job opportunities and career choices. This report provides an in-depth exploration in mathematics college readiness in the United States and offers a compilation of recommendations from many significant constituents who have made notable advances in mathematics preparedness in the education of today's high school students.
Descriptors: Secondary School Mathematics, Employment Opportunities, Labor Force Development, High School Students, College Preparation, High School Graduates, Postsecondary Education, Job Skills, Mathematics Skills, Career Choice, Racial Differences, Mathematics Achievement
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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