ERIC Number: EJ1152858
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Using Research-Based Instruction to Improve Math Outcomes with Underprepared Students
Pearce, Lee R.; Pearce, Kristi L.; Siewert, Daluss J.
Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, v28 n3 p159-182 2017
The authors used a mixed-methods research design to evaluate a multi-tiered system of supports model to address the disturbing failure rates of underprepared college students placed in developmental mathematics at a small state university. While qualitative data gathered from using Participatory Action Research methods directed the two-year professional development program to implement the model, quantitative results demonstrated how the model improved learner outcomes in passing basic and intermediate algebra. Most important, follow-up analyses demonstrated that student participants went on to pass college algebra and the mathematics subtest assessed by the Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP) examination to satisfy the state's general education graduation requirements.
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Mathematics Instruction, College Readiness, College Students, Remedial Mathematics, Qualitative Research, Action Research, Participatory Research, Faculty Development, Statistical Analysis, Models, Algebra, Mathematics Skills, Program Effectiveness, College Faculty, Mentors, Focus Groups, Teacher Surveys, Student Surveys, Attitude Measures, Observation, Video Technology, Interviews, Student Behavior, Multiple Regression Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency
Grant or Contract Numbers: 1141334