Detailed and GlobalAnalysis of a Remedial Course's Impact on Incoming Students' Marks

Sanchez Torrubia, Maria Gloria and Martinez Lopez, R. and Castiñeira Holgado, Elena (2008). Detailed and GlobalAnalysis of a Remedial Course's Impact on Incoming Students' Marks. "Wseas Transactions On Advances In Engineering Education", v. 5 (n. 1); pp. 43-51. ISSN 1790-1979.

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Title: Detailed and GlobalAnalysis of a Remedial Course's Impact on Incoming Students' Marks
Author/s:
  • Sanchez Torrubia, Maria Gloria
  • Martinez Lopez, R.
  • Castiñeira Holgado, Elena
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Wseas Transactions On Advances In Engineering Education
Date: January 2008
ISSN: 1790-1979
Volume: 5
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Remedial courses, educational research, engineering education, mathematics learning, informatics curricula
Faculty: Facultad de Informática (UPM)
Department: Matemática Aplicada
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Engineering incoming students are facing great difficulties to overcome first course subjects. To tackle that situation and increase the students’ success a Remedial course in Mathematics was offered to Informatics Engineering freshmen. This study presents a statistical analysis of their results comparing the marks obtained by those joining the course (studio group) versus those who did not participate (control group). ANOVA tests are performed over the students’ marks averages as well as over each subject students marks. These tests show statistically significant differences between both groups, with the studio group consistently outperforming the control group at 99% confidence level in most cases and at more than 92% confidence level in every case.

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Item ID: 2829
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/2829/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:2829
Official URL: http://www.worldses.org/journals/education/education-2008.htm
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 19 Apr 2010 09:53
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2016 12:28
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