Type of Document Dissertation Author Bassette, Lorraine Pratt Author's Email Address myreturn22@aol.com URN etd-01072005-164605 Title AN ASSESSMENT OF THE ATTITUDES AND OUTCOMES OF STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DEVELOPMENTAL BASIC MATHEMATICS CLASSES AT PRINCE GEORGE'S COMMUNITY COLLEGE Degree Doctor of Education Department Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Advisory Committee

Advisor Name Title Parson, Stephen R. Committee Chair Krill, Cecelia W. Committee Member McGrady, Harold J. Committee Member Tignor, Beatrice Committee Member Keywords

- Basic Mathematics
- Attitude Towards Math
- Community College
Date of Defense 2004-11-19 Availability unrestricted AbstractThe purposes of this study were to assess the effect of the initial and exitingattitudes toward mathematics and academic outcomes of students placed in the

Developmental Mathematics Basic Arithmetic course at a community college

in Maryland. Major research questions included were: (1) What is the difference, if any,

between the pretest and posttest attitudes toward mathematics of students placed in Basic

Arithmetic as measured by the Aiken Mathematics Attitude Survey? (2) What is the

effect, if any, of the placement test for students enrolled in Basic Arithmetic on the final

exam score, attitude pretest scores, and attitude change scores? (3) What is the difference

between the achievers and nonachievers in Basic Arithmetic as measured by the Aiken

Attitude Towards Mathematics Survey? (4) What is the difference between the achievers

and nonachievers in Basic Arithmetic based on the demographic variables of age, gender,

and ethnicity?

The population consisted of 329 students placed in the developmental course

DVM001 Basic Arithmetic. Data were collected by utilizing the Lewis R. Aiken

Attitude Toward Mathematics Survey and the admissions and registration data. The

analysis of variance and the Paired Samples Test were used to obtain the comparative and

correlation analysis. Chi Square was utilized to determine the relationship between the

final grade and the demographic variables. The results revealed: (a) No significant

differences between the pretest and posttest attitudes toward mathematics; (b) The

posttest shows a gain of 1.70 percent in the attitudes towards mathematics; (c) Attitude

change based on gender showed a gain in the female score only; (d) Achievers and

nonachievers have the same attitude towards mathematics; (e) There were statistically

significant differences between the placement score and the final exam score, and (f) The

demographic variables of age and gender were related to the final exam score.

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