id: 06495872
dt: j
an: 2015f.00180
au: Madison, Bernard L.; Linde, Cassandra S.; Decker, Blake R.; Rigsby, E.
Myron; Dingman, Shannon W.; Stegman, Charles E.
ti: A study of placement and grade prediction in first college mathematics
courses.
so: PRIMUS, Probl. Resour. Issues Math. Undergrad. Stud. 25, No. 2, 131-157
(2015).
py: 2015
pu: Taylor \& Francis, Philadelphia, PA
la: EN
cc: C34 C35 C44 C45 D64 D65
ut: placement tests; college readiness; admission tests; grade prediction
ci:
li: doi:10.1080/10511970.2014.921653
ab: Summary: 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.
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