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dc.contributor.advisor Brown, Stacy A. en
dc.contributor.author Amagrande, Karen L. en
dc.date.accessioned 2015-08-31T22:19:08Z en
dc.date.available 2015-08-31T22:19:08Z en
dc.date.issued 2015 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10211.3/145518 en
dc.description.abstract Roughly half of students entering college as STEM majors fail to earn a STEM degree, and the number of STEM degree-holders is not enough to meet projected STEM employment. Many STEM students begin college in a remediated classroom and face challenges due to both remediation and STEM coursework. This study follows eight individuals who began in a remediated math class in college, and who were enrolled in, or had already completed, a graduate math program at the time of this study. Commonalities in their reasons for persistence are investigated. Four themes emerged from the data: (1) Participants either demonstrated early determination (i.e. before College Algebra) or fell into a math degree much later (i.e. Calculus or later) due to circumstances which kept them in the STEM pipeline; (2) review of early math materials due to remedial placement was critical to persistence in the field; (3) support systems including family, friends, cohorts (e.g. study groups), and faculty were vital to persistence; and (4) early math jobs provided repeated exposure to foundational math material and helped students to persist in later math classes. en
dc.format.extent 88 pg. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher California State Polytechnic University, Pomona en
dc.rights.uri http://www.cpp.edu/~broncoscholar/rightsreserved.html en
dc.subject STEM en
dc.subject STEM retention en
dc.subject remediated math students en
dc.subject mathematics en
dc.subject remediation en
dc.title Persistence factors of graduate math students who began college in a remediated math class en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.contributor.department Mathematics and Statistics Department en
dc.contributor.committeeMember Riggs, Laurie en
dc.contributor.committeeMember Hale, Patricia en
dc.rights.license All rights reserved. en

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