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ERIC Number: EJ1022729
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1051-1970
Mathematics Placement at the University of Illinois
Ahlgren Reddy, Alison; Harper, Marc
PRIMUS, v23 n8 p683-702 2013
Data from the ALEKS-based placement program at the University of Illinois is presented visually in several ways. The placement exam (an ALEKS assessment) contains precise item-specific information and the data show many interesting properties of the student populations of the placement courses, which include Precalculus, Calculus, and Business Calculus, as well as two courses outside of the placement program (College Algebra and Elementary Linear Algebra). Visual correlations between student knowledge in particular categories defined by the assessment, such as trigonometry, are given along with the knowledge acquisition of students completing Precalculus. Comparisons with the previous placement mechanism (ACT Math) are given briefly.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Illinois