The Association Between Testing Strategies and Performance in College Algebra, Attitude Towards Mathematics, and Attrition Rate Page: 10
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Homework assignment.—Selected problems from the end
of a section of new material in a college algebra textbook
to be completed and turned in for grading and feedback.
Minimum testing.—Total tests given during one
semester consisting of a midsemester examination and a
cumulative final examination.
Math 121 class.—A college algebra class taught at
Louisiana State University in Shreveport. An ACT (American
College Test) score above 16 and credit for two years of
high school algebra are the normal requirements for
placement in this course at registration. Any student may
be placed in Math 121 with permission.
Intact group(class).—A college algebra class formed
during regular registration procedures at Louisiana State
University in Shreveport.
Quiz class.—A college algebra class which is tested
by two 10 to 15 minute tests per week each covering the
material from the previous class.
Homework class.—A college algebra class which is
tested by turning in two required homework assignments per
Test class.—A college algebra class which is tested
during a semester by taking four 50 to 75 minute
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Johnson, Charles W. (Charles Windle). The Association Between Testing Strategies and Performance in College Algebra, Attitude Towards Mathematics, and Attrition Rate, dissertation, May 1987; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330880/m1/18/: accessed December 10, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .