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ERIC Number: EJ868058
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1553-7544
Surviving Math, Surviving College
Schaffhauser, Dian
Campus Technology, v23 n4 p15-17 Dec 2009
According to a 2000 community college study by Miami Dade College (FL) President Emeritus Robert McCabe, 41 percent of students entering community colleges are underprepared in at least one basic skill area. A three-year study of community college students, published in 2009 by the National Center for Education Statistics, reported that 41 percent of community college students who were "not directed" toward college completion dropped out during their first year. The fact that the percentages in the two studies are the same is a coincidence. What is not a coincidence is that unprepared and undirected students are the most at-risk for not graduating; bringing those students up to readiness in basic skills and putting them on a path toward graduation can mean the difference between retaining and losing their enrollment. Technology can offer community colleges a way to target learning support to students who most need it, when they need it. Here's one Florida school's story about addressing the toughest benchmark of all: meeting math graduation requirements. (Contains 3 resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida