A Study of Core-Plus Students Attending Michigan State University

Richard O. Hill, Thomas H. Parker
2006 The American mathematical monthly  
One measure of the effectiveness of a high school mathematics program is the success students have in subsequent university mathematics courses. As part of a large-scale study of Michigan students, we analyzed the records of students arriving at Michigan State University from four high schools which adopted the Core-Plus Mathematics program. Those students placed into, and enrolled in, increasingly lower level courses as the implementation progressed; the downward trend is statistically very
more » ... atistically very robust (p < .0005). The grades these students earned in their university mathematics courses were also below average (p < .01). ACT scores suggested the existence but not the severity of these trends.
doi:10.2307/27642089 fatcat:r4itnmf5nfaptlnwzjbdmwn4m4