Electronic Proceedings of the Twentysecond Annual International Conference on Technology in Collegiate MathematicsChicago, Illinois, March 1114, 2010Paper S055
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Exploratory Online Assessments of Collegiate Developmental Mathematics and Secondary Level Algebra Comprehension: A Pilot Initiative 
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The final report of the 2008 National Advisory Panel states
that 'A strong grounding in high school mathematics through
Algebra II or higher correlates powerfully with access to college
[and] graduation from college.' Maple T.A.'s itembyitem
analysis (20052008) of assessment results corroborates that
poor algebraic skills exist across all levels, major and nonmajor,
among Eastern's students. A natural extension of these
assessments is mathematics assessment at the secondary school
level. Our proposed initiative models three existing partnerships:
(1) Joining Mathematics Education (JEM) and secondary schools
in the European Consortium, (2) Texas A&M University and Texas
secondary schools, and (3) the Bridges Program at Eastern
Connecticut State University.
Keyword(s): college algebra, Maple T.A.