ERIC Number: EJ1045074
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
A Study of Placement and Grade Prediction in First College Mathematics Courses
Madison, Bernard L.; Linde, Cassandra S.; Decker, Blake R.; Rigsby, E. Myron; Dingman, Shannon W.; Stegman, Charles E.
PRIMUS, v25 n2 p131-157 2015
A college mathematics placement test with 25 basic algebra items and 15 calculus readiness items was administered to 1572 high school seniors, and first college mathematics course grades were obtained for 319 of these students. Test results indicated that more than two thirds of the high school graduates were not college ready, and the test results were reasonably consistent with the ACT Math benchmark score of 22 for college readiness. Analysis of ACT Math scores, basic algebra scores, calculus readiness scores, and course grades indicated that basic algebra scores are reasonable predictors of grades in College Algebra, whether traditional or modeling-based.
Descriptors: College Mathematics, Tests, Student Placement, High School Seniors, Grades (Scholastic), High School Graduates, College Readiness, Scores, College Entrance Examinations, Algebra, Calculus, Predictor Variables, College Students, Mathematics Skills, Test Items, Difficulty Level
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Arkansas
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: ACT Assessment