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progressive scale held for ACT, SAT, college-ready math, college-ready ELA, and
advanced/dual participation. However, the three campus-level demographic variables-LEP,
ECON, and at-risk-were typically viewed on an opposite scale. In fact, relatively low
percentages of LEP, ECON, and at-risk typically aligned with higher achievement. Conversely,
campuses with relatively high representations of LEP, ECON, and at-risk would tend to
demonstrate lower scores on achievement measures. Based upon this assumption, the campus-
level percentage variables LEP, ECON, and at risk were expressed in an inverse manner as
percentage non-LEP, percentage non-ECON, and percentage non-at-risk. This approach aligned
all eight independent variables, facilitating easy examination of correlations, and ultimately, a
hypothesized direction of the relationship between the dependent variable and all predictors. It
should also be noted the dependent variable, percentage of students requiring remedial hours,
was calculated by dividing total students with remedial hours from a campus by the total number
of students from that campus represented in the data set. Thus, a high number (percentage of
students requiring remedial courses) would be viewed by campuses as a negative value. A
relatively high representation in this group would be non-desirable. Therefore, it was
hypothesized that all predictor variables would have a negative relationship with the dependent
For the eight campus-level variables, the range, mean, and standard deviation values were
calculated. Regarding the first-year students at the Central Texas two-year college studied, 1,262
(25.1%) indicated they were from low socio-economic households, while 3,774 (74.9%)
indicated their household income was above the poverty threshold. In addition, 2,567 (51%)
were male, while 2,469 (49%) were female. Regarding racial/ethnic origin of the 5,036 first-year
students at the Central Texas two-year college, the majority of students in the study self-reported
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Baker, Emmett Andrew. Predictors of Postsecondary Success: An Analysis of First Year College Remediation, dissertation, August 2017; Denton, Texas. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1011868/m1/70/: accessed April 22, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; .