Department

School of Education

Degree

Doctor of Education (EdD)

Chair

Gary W Kuhne

Primary Subject Area

Mathematics; Education, General; Education, Mathematics; Education, Tests and Measurements; Education, Language and Literature

Keywords

Developmental English, Developmental math, Placement test

Disciplines

Curriculum and Instruction | Education | Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research | Liberal Studies | Science and Mathematics Education

Abstract

Nationwide, students are entering college unprepared for college-level work. Recent high school graduates are placing into developmental courses at an alarming rate. The purpose of this research study is to examine the effect of a developmental boot camp on standardized placement test scores of students enrolling at a community college in North Carolina. The study has a quasi-experimental non-equivalent control group design. Collected data will include participants' scores on the pretest and posttest placement test. A control group of eligible students who chose not to participate will be posttested for comparison. Instruments include ASSET® placement test and Computer-Adaptive Placement Assessment and Support System. Results showed an improvement in numerical and algebra scores but no significant change in English scores.