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An Addendum To The Math Placement Tests: Relationships To Mathematics Course Performance, Mathematics Course Selection, And Other Predictors Of Academic Achievement, Tracy Thorndike-Christ, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker, Joseph E. Trimble

#### An Addendum To The Math Placement Tests: Relationships To Mathematics Course Performance, Mathematics Course Selection, And Other Predictors Of Academic Achievement, Tracy Thorndike-Christ, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker, Joseph E. Trimble

*Office of Survey Research*

Introduction The sample of students whose records were analyzed in the Math Placement Test study published by the Office of Institutional Assessment and Testing earlier this month contained very few students who had taken the Basic Algebra level of the placement test. Therefore, another sample of students was drawn to in order to investigate the relationship of Basic Algebra Test scores to final mathematics course grade and to predict the probability a student has of passing (receiving a grade of c- or better) Math 102 or Math 151 depending upon the score he or she earned on the Basic Algebra ...

The Math Placement Tests: Relationships To Mathematics Course Performance, Mathematics Course Selection, And Other Predictors Of Academic Achievement, Tracy Thorndike-Christ, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker, Joseph E. Trimble

#### The Math Placement Tests: Relationships To Mathematics Course Performance, Mathematics Course Selection, And Other Predictors Of Academic Achievement, Tracy Thorndike-Christ, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker, Joseph E. Trimble

*Office of Survey Research*

Executive Summary: The Math Placement Tests have been used by all four-year institutions in the state of Washington to aid in the placement of students into their first college-level mathematics course since 1984. This report was prepared in response to concerns of Western Washington University's Mathematics Department regarding the usefulness of. the placement tests in correctly placing students in mathematics courses. The relationships of the math placement tests to final mathematics course grade and other indicators of academic achievement, including high school GPA, WPCT-Q score, and SAT-M score were evaluated. The math placement tests were found to be moderately ...