College Readiness: An Investigation into the Relationship of Preparedness between a High School Mathematics Curriculum and Entry into Credit-Bearing, College Level Mathematics Courses

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Research Project

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Master of Education (MEd)


Educational Leadership


College readiness in mathematics is vital to obtaining a college education. Many students are graduating high school without the math skills necessary to enter into college level, credit-bearing courses, and this has become a national dilemma. The purpose of this study was to evaluate college readiness in mathematics. The participants in this study consisted of 162 students from three years (2010 – 2012) of Mountain Valley High School graduates. Participants were contacted individually via Facebook, a social media network, and provided a link to an online survey, which they were asked to complete voluntarily.


Affiliation: RSU 10, Mountain Valley High School