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ERIC Number: EJ948101
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-1051-1970
Outcomes of Mathematics Placement: An Analysis of Advising and Enrollment Data
Fitchett, Stephanie; King, Kristin; Champion, Joseph
PRIMUS, v21 n7 p577-591 2011
The mathematics placement process at the University of Northern Colorado includes brief faculty-student interviews, during which faculty members suggest mathematics courses for students in their first year at the university. Data from a sample of 1466 students admitted in the fall of 2007 were analyzed to assess the effectiveness of the placement interview. Logistic regression was used to model student success in the first university mathematics course as a function of variables available from university records or self-reported by students. The analysis indicated that, among the available variables, by far the most important factor in modeling success was high school grade point average. Whether or not a student followed the recommendation advice, and a student's most recent (usually high school) mathematics course and grade were also useful variables for modeling success. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Colorado