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Dow, Shae-Brie M. – ProQuest LLC, 2019
According to the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education & The Southern Regional Education Board (2010), there is a disparity between those who are college-eligible, and those who are actually college-ready. In New Jersey, a large percentage of students who graduate from its public schools are inadequately prepared for the…
Descriptors: School Size, Correlation, College Readiness, Career Readiness
Weirick, Chad William – ProQuest LLC, 2019
Students who attend two-year institutions are not always academically prepared for the level of work that is required to be successful. Two-year institutions determine students' readiness for college-level mathematics courses using one of three placement methods. However, few empirical studies have investigated which placement methods are most…
Descriptors: Student Placement, College Mathematics, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Agozie, Jayme Gonzales – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The purpose of this quantitative study was to examine the ability of standardized test scores to predict the performance of students in first-year mathematics courses, and the extent to which these tests displayed differential validity among various subgroups. Using discriminant analysis, it was established that the following percentages of…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Standardized Tests, Numbers, Hispanic American Students
Koch, Amanda Joy – ProQuest LLC, 2013
A national shortage of workers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) occupations has led to efforts to identify why people leave these fields. Lower persistence rates in STEM for females than for males have also led to examinations of features that cause females to leave STEM fields. The current study examines individual- and…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Academic Persistence, Undergraduate Students, Gender Differences
Lemons, Chandra D. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This single site qualitative study examined the issue of low student achievement in mathematics in the state of Georgia using data from the Criterion Referenced Competency Test (CRCT), the Georgia High School Graduation Test, SAT scores, ACT scores and scores from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). The purpose of the study was…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Principals, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Administrator Relationship
Watkins, Donna Moguel – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The purpose of this researcher was to investigate the programmatic impact of school districts' practice of limited early access to algebra on student performance. School districts selected for the study are located in the counties of Nassau and Suffolk, Long Island, New York. School districts that reported Mathematics A and Integrated Algebra…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, School Districts, Grade 8, Educational Researchers
Farnsworth, Donald M., Jr. – ProQuest LLC, 2009
While research continues to link increased math anxiety with reduced working memory, the exact nature of the relationship remains elusive. In addition, research regarding the extent of the impact math anxiety has on working memory is contradictory. This research clarifies the directional nature of math anxiety as it pertains to working memory, and…
Descriptors: Personality Measures, Short Term Memory, Mathematics Anxiety, Arousal Patterns