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ERIC Number: ED579717
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 86
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: 978-0-3554-5103-0
Developmental Math Programs in California Community College: An Analysis of Math Boot Camp at Cosumnes River College
Powell, Torence J.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, University of California, Davis
The California Community College system, as an open access institution, is tasked with helping students who possess math skills far below college-level complete math course requirements for obtaining an associate degree or transfer to a university. Colleges have created various developmental math programs to achieve this mission; this paper examines student participation in one such program, Math Boot Camp at Cosumnes River College, to garner a better understanding of the relationship between student participation in a voluntary skills building remediation program and their performance in math courses. Utilizing matriculation data from a sample of 2,534 students, I employ a two-sample comparison of group means to identify factors that are predictive of student enrollment in Math Boot Camp. I also conduct a series of bivariate and multivariable linear regressions to determine the nature of the relationship between participation in Math Boot Camp and continued enrollment in developmental math sequences over a one-year and two-year period. I find that African American students, older students and students assessed at the lowest levels of developmental math were more likely to enroll in Math Boot Camp. I also find that Math Boot Camp participation was not significantly correlated with student enrollment and successful completion of a developmental math course within two academic semesters, but that participation was strongly correlated with sustained student persistence in their developmental math sequence within four academic semesters. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California
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